Sam Kim writes "The complex bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, game, dried herb, leather and mixed spice aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is beautifully rounded and supple. The wine offers sweet fruit flavours together with rich savoury undertones, finishing long and silky."
The winery writes "Alchemy 2017 Merlot was created from hand-picked fruit, which was de-stemmed, crushed and fermented, and then aged in French oak barrels (35% of which were new). The resulting wine provides a core of blackberry and raspberry fruit characters, integrated with earthy and savoury complexity. The palate is soft and supple, with a warm, toasty finish."