Garrigue and savory dried-herb hints accent the ripe, rich black-cherry and plum notes on the nose and palate of this brawny, yet lusciously concentrated, Merlot. Big, chunky tannins are piercing on the palate, but these should smooth considerably over the course of an evening.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org