Clairault Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
A nose of ripe red berries, blueberries and blackberries. A vague smokiness mingles with the fruit, sort of creating a smoked fruit note…beautiful. In the background are hints of pepper and white flowers, maybe some tobacco/cigar box.
Oh “FM!” were my first words upon tasting. This wine over-delivers in spades. The fruit used is far superior to that normally found in a low $20’s quaffer, rich red berries (raspberries and strawberries) mingle with blackberries and cassis. Rich smooth and balanced with fine tannins the background offers hints of beetroot and chocolate. This is a wonderful wine.