2012 River Ridge Station Merlot South Eastern Australia Merlot
If you're after a generous, easy-drinking wine, then this Merlot fits that bill perfectly. This medium to full-bodied red is plummy with no sharp edges and boatloads of generous fruit. Best paired with spaghetti bolognaise or enjoy it as a winter warmer with lamb shanks or beef casserole.
This Merlot is a medium to full bodied palate. The ripe plum and berry fruits on the nose continue on the palate along with nicely integrated oak characters and some complex liquorice and spice notes. Texturally the palate shows ripe supple tannins, bright acidity, structure and length.