The 2017 Merlot is a very deep, inviting ruby in colour. The nose is intensely fruity, with a character of ripe plums, black cherries and prunes. Hints of cedar and chocolate are also evident. The palate is rich and concentrated, with black fruits, cocoa and a hint of clove. The tannins are nicely integrated, with perfectly balancing acidity and alcohol, creating the lush mouthfeel great Merlot is famous for.