This Merlot has a beautiful ruby colour and an elegant, floral pungency, which quickly gives way to soft black cherry and cranberry notes sprinkled with lavender and plum accents. In the background are impressions of wood and smoke. These aromas are echoed with a balanced satisfaction on the palate, reminiscent of a walk in the forest. Ripe berry notes and chocolate extend the pleasure. A luxurious mouth-feel leads to a long, pleasurable finish, carried by perfect acidity and graphite minerality. Pairs perfectly with lighter meats such as venison, salmon or earthy vegetable risotto. An elegant, stylish Niagara Merlot. Approachable now and will increase in finesse and complexity for a few years.