2019 Penny’s Hill Malpas Road Merlot
A big, ripe structured Merlot that was barrel aged for 18 months. Deep pitch black heart with a dark red black hue. Scents of ripe blackcurrant and liquorice sail out of the glass pursued by vanillin cedar, earthy tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Rich blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice fruits swamp the full bodied palate. Cedary tobacco characters, earth and spicy dried herbs ensue. Ripe chewy tannins provide the framework with a long lush, yet robust finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.