Patritti Merlot 2009
I wasn't expecting much from this wine but from the get go I new this was going to be a great value Merlot that offered a little extra. The palate is plumpy with spicy plum working its magic before some savoury crushed flowers and licorice join the team. This is an easy wine to like as it slips down my throat with control and refined goodness. What is most enchanting is the amount of tannin that holds the structure together and carries the flavour along my tongue. While this is not the best wine going around for $12 it beats a lot of wines three times its price. Time to get on board!
Drink: Now - 2016