If Cabernet is the ever reliable monarch, then Merlot is the elusive Prince Charming. Merlot is one that disappears overseas for years at a time and only reappears on a whim and a fancy. Merlot is a fickle nancy boy of a wine. He turns up when unexpected and hangs around a long time after the party is over. And welcome he is. At Bettenay’s we refuse to let Merlot out without the company of Cabernet unless he is on his best behaviour. Arise Sir Merlot, 2007 is your year. Come again soon.
Colour: Crimson with a purple tinge
Aroma: This fine example shows exquisitely complex aromas of mulberry, mint and chocolate. 20 months maturation on French oak gives the wine further finesse and quality.
Palate: Sweet fruit impressions supported by secondary characteristics of mint chocolate with a delightfully smooth velvety finish.
Enjoy drinking now as a rich, full bodied Merlot or cellar for
7-10 yrs with confidence.
pH – 3.62
TA – 6.4 gL
ALCOHOL – 14.00 %