Good merlot varietal personality marks this wine, from Orange, NSW. The pleasant aroma is reminiscent of raspberries, juicy plums and gentle spice. It's medium-bodied and fresh-tasting, with a good mix of savoury and ripe flavours, supported by very fine tannins. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.) Ageing? Drink over three years. Food ideas Roast vegetable pizza; pink lamb loin.