Vidal Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2016
Deep purple red with a satin sheen. Inviting creamy oak aroma with perfectly ripe Black Doris plums then in the palate attractive cedary oak enhances the Bordeaux character of the wine with spice, leather and a beautiful black- and red-currant intensity. The tannins, while still showing their youth, are velvety and smooth and the finish is bright and long. Fantastic buying, a wine to enjoy now with food or cellar for several years – and why not at this bargain price. Two gold medals in 2015.