With just 800 vines of the outstanding Bordeaux Clone 481 in our vineyard, production is naturally limited to a maximum of around 80 cases per year dependent on climatic conditions.
The Alexander Merlot 2016 is subtly restrained on the nose with well-concentrated and elegantly packed aromas of ripe blackberries and dark plums, spice and cedary, pencilly oak. The palate has real power with sweetly-rich, well-proportioned and sustained finish of black fruits with liquorice, toasty oak and herb notes.
Aged in French oak, 33% new, this outstanding wine will benefit from cellaring for up to ten years.
Serve with roast beef, hearty casseroles and a surprisingly great accompaniment to a dark chocolate tart.