JJ Hahn, Stelzer Road Merlot 2017
"Thoroughly enjoyable thanks to the layers of bright fruit, a mix of plums, berries and mulberries and all spiced up with some dabs of savouriness. Lighter framed with neatly placed tannins, tangy and fresh on the finish." - James Halliday
The nose displays hints of stewed plums, perfumed violets, cinnamon and cassis. The palate is ripe with intense sweet concentrated fruit which one would expect from this particular vintage. This is a bright and juicy wine with hallmark varietal flavours of stewed plums and blackcurrant, and hints of spice such as clove and cinnamon. The long persistence of flavour on the finish is supported by plush tannins, giving texture to the palate.