Firm, relatively cool, somewhat smoky aroma of predominantly black berries with some earthy and very slightly cedary aromas. Tight, tart dark fruit, slightly smoky and toasty wood aromas, a hint of bacon, peppery notes, certain acidity, present, tight tannin, persistent on the palate, herbal nuances, a hint of dried tomatoes, salt in the background, has a certain coolness despite its power, good depth, still young, a hint of tar, very good, tight, tangy and spicy, also mineral finish with bite again.
Firm nose, hint of smokled bacon, dried vegetal notes, black berries, hint of tobacco, some dried herbs anddried tomatoes. Ripe, tart fruit on the palate, hint of bacon, some dried herbs and some more dried tomatoes, fairly prominent, slightlyastringent tannins, full-bodied with noticeable high alcohol, but also has some bite, hint of smoked bacon and dried mushrooms, fairly firm structure, black fruit, peppery traces and a hint of licorice , touch of ashes on a very good, tart finish.
This red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble the berries, which...