The color on this one is a deep, inky purple edging towards some brighte ruby along the edges. The nose is absolutely lovely with aromas of leather, Asian spice, ripe plum and black cherry. The taste is really sublime, with lovely fruit up front that quickly transitions to some dusty limestone and rich cedar mid palate. The chalky tannins provide great structure and support for a long, snooth and exceptionally dry finish!
Overall I would rate this wine a solid 8.5, as it's truly an excellent Merlot that brings back so many fond memories fo France! Tonight I am pairing this wine with some lobster ravioli topped with a creamy herb Alfredo sauce, the richness of the ravioli and sauce are the perfect counterbalance to the dryness and structure of this wine. Cheers!