Mudhouse Merlot Hawkes Bay 2013
My folks left this behind when they came to stay with us after Christmas.
Dark carmine colour. 13.5% alcohol.
Correct varietal bouquet. Plums etc.
To drink there were lots of soft ripe dark fruits and spicy fruit cake. Black plums, black currants. Medium weight. Fine tannins. Smooth, but with enough grip to keep things structured and interesting for me. I am not a huge fan of Merlot. It’s often bit too soft and lush for me, I prefer either an grippy edge to my reds, or florality. But this was a good drop.