2012 Taylors Merlot, Clare Valley

Huon Hooke
Variety Merlot
WINERY Taylors Wines
RRP 19
Food match Rare steak and onions.

The colour is impressively dark and purple-hued; the bouquet rich, ripe, intense blackberry with a floral note suggesting violets. Bright and fruit-driven, it's clean and softly fruity in the mouth, with light to medium weight and mild, gentle tannins. Drink now to five years. 14 per cent alcohol.