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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Ferngrove Black Label Merlot 2016

Darn good Merlot for the dollar. Carries a freshness from the off, reminds of stewing plums in a kitchen - as a preamble to assembling some form of pie. A slight menthol hint adding to that aromatic profile. 

It's rather light in colour, almost garnet-like with a shimmering irresdesence. Firmer than one might suspect, given the colour and aroma. Elements of licorice lift the wine beyond the plum, raspberry and kiss of vanilla - again it reminds of a summer Plum pudding, a suggestion of grainy tannin bolstering the wine through the final third. 90 

Tasted on: Sunday 28th October 

Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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