This Merlot is a vibrant youthful purple in colour with hues of a deep inky red. On the nose, aromas of vanilla and oak spice, ripe plum and fruit cake shine. The palate is rich, soft and generous with lovely oak tannins that pleasantly linger. Drink now or cellar for 5-12 years.
Pair with seared eye fillet with garlic and herb potatoes.
We hand plunged a small parcel of this Merlot and decided that the intense flavour and colour would develop well in 100% new Shenendoah American oak barrels. This wine was matured for 16 months in 100% new American oak barrels.