91 POINTS | JamesSuckling.com
This is an ever-consistent Merlot Cabernet blend and the 2018 is a powerhouse wine that most producers would be thrilled to call their portfolio flagship. This wine bursts with dark fruits, supple tannins and spicy oak. It's always fantastic buying but this new vintage is really something special - especially that we have now managed to get it under the $25 barrier. It comes with our highest recommendation.
The winery writes "This is an elegant expression of a Bordeaux style red blend from a superb vintage. The nose is intense, driven by blackcurrant and plum. Complexity comes from suggestions of cedar and rosemary. The palate is soft and fruit-driven with flavours of berry fruit and Christmas cake spice complemented by integrated oak. The tannins are fine-grained and supple with a bright focussed palate leading to a long and lingering finish."