1159 Merlot

Elegant taste, with red fruit flavor (strawberry, red berries, plums), with a little bit touch of plant flavor (cedar), tannins and acidic substances slightly higher.

 

1159 Merlot

Vintages

2014

  • Vintage 2014

    • 100 % Merlot

    Summer conditions were warmer than average with two heat waves through January and one in February, which tested the limits of grapevine tolerance to  heat. Early in the season were high speed winds which reduced berry set, and the size of canopies. Rain in February rehydrated vines and freshened up vine leaves and started a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which allowed fruit to finish ripening with moderate temperatures. The moisture boost also helped improve fruit balance on generally low crop levels.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Deep crimson-purple.
    Nose: Intense and seductive, mingling aromas of red fruit (raspberry and blackcurrant) with notes of candied liquorice and spices.
    Palate: Rich, silky tannins and a pleasant freshness on the finish.