Finesse, succulent, generous.
Each year, as the vines get older the Painted Rock wines get better and are awarded with international attention, thanks in part to international winemaker and viticulturist, Alain Sutre. This vintage, the Merlot was matured in oak barrels, 30% new, for 18 months.
Expect aromas of cherry liqueur, vanilla, damson plums, baking spices and chocolate covered toffee. The palate is equally succulent and attractive with supple weight and generous fruit layered with toffee, licorice, vanilla and spiced cocoa. Excellent structure and finesse boosted by a lengthy finish.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2015-12-10 15:37:45.0