Gioiello Old House Merlot 2019


Always encouraging to see a straight Merlot stand up and reveal just what the grape can do on its own, rather than as just one more blending component. Time in French oak barriques has contributed to its overall structure. A dark garnet hue. This has notes of roast meats, florals, plums, tobacco leaves, warm earth and spices. It then lifts even further on the palate where there is energy, fine length and good persistence – Ieally like the palate. With good balance, concentration and ever-so-silky tannins, this will drink well for the next six to eight years.

Variety: Red Wine, Merlot