This comes from the wine region of Wrattonbully which everyone struggles with on labels so they often just shorten it to 'Limestone Coast', which actually isn't any shorter at all (but don't tell them that).
This is a genuine chocolatey red this, with that lovely earthen red edge that it's next door neighbour region (Coonawarra) is famous for. It probably needs a little sleep in the cellar, but lots of big flavour and structure to enjoy right now.
Smith & Hooper Cabernet Merlot opens with savoury briar and cedar
aromas and gains further complexity with notes of wet slate, spicy pimento
and the piquancy of smoked paprika. Bright fleshy sour cherry and spice
box fruit flavours fill the mouth. Fine grained tannin building from the mid
palate carries the wine through to a generous and lingering finish.
Drink now and for at least another ten years. The high fruit notes and fine
tannins of this wine pair well with tomato based pasta dishes.