It’s not often that A.N. Other varietal outshines the core varietal project from Argentina, but this Merlot is a class act. It is opulent in every respect, particularly on the nose which is awash with dense, sweet, ripe black plums and notes of violets. The palate is velvety and quite indulgent but by no means over-blown. Again, as with the Malbec, the wine is delightfully fresh and refreshing as well as being succulent and soft. Merlot, so often overlooked these days, this one made us reassess the grape entirely.
“This is a clearly outstanding Merlot with black olive, blueberry, blackberry and light vanilla character. Full body, fine tannins and a bright finish.”