Triple Rose Estate

Triple Rose Estate Kumeu 'Year of the Thorn' Merlot 2014
Classic and fragrant bouquet of Merlot with sweet dark plum and darker berry fruit aromas; I like the violets and velvet rose moment and mild yet noticeable toasty oak layer. On the palate - dry and fruity with the flavors of Doris plum, fresh and baked plum and dark red berry fruits; medium+ acidity and medium (ish) tannins add some decent texture and structure; the oak is ever present, but not invasive so well placed; the finish is moderate+ with the floral side of the wine lingering. Well made!
84 Points