At first sniff the wine reveals aromas of sweet plums and blackberries supported by hints of vanilla, smoke, and toasted oak. But within a couple minutes the youthful primary scents transform into a bottle aged bouquet dominated by the essence of cassis.
The wine enters the palate with an expected softness, but a fine rim of tannin immediately lets the taster know this is a more serious Merlot than most. The tannins mingle with the juicy sweetness of blackberries generating a wine with noticeable length. This well balanced Merlot will pair with many foods, or can be enjoyed all on its own.