2010 Bird in Hand Nest Egg Merlot

Huon Hooke
Variety Merlot
WINERY Bird in Hand
RRP 95

This impressive, expensive merlot has good depth of colour and savoury, oak-infused bouquet of pecan nut and dried bay leaf. It's rich and fleshy in the mouth. Excellent depth of flavour is matched by assertive savoury tannins, in balance. Very good indeed: long and structured for a merlot. Now to 10 years. 14.5 per cent alcohol.
Food Veal saltimbocca.