Leveret Estate Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2009
Although the colour is more translucent than opaque, this blend of 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Syrah smells glorious and smooth with mellow vanillin oak and concentrated cherry and plum fruit that carries through to the palate. With additional flavours of chocolate biscuits, savoury oak, chicory and dried herbs including a bright smidgen of mint, this is beautifully refined, smooth and polished in its flow. Five years in new and older French oak then further time in the bottle makes it mouthfilling and complete. Fabulous buy for a mature mellow wine.