91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2019 Darling isn’t well known for Merlot, but its cooler spots are suitable to the variety. This racy, scented example illustrates the point, with subtle 40% new wood, fine tannins and floral bramble and fresh herb flavours. 2020-2015.
90 pts Points 2019 Wine Magazine Annual Merlot Report
Matured for 15 months in French oak, 35% new. Aromatics include cherries and plums, some floral perfume and leafiness. The palate has good fruit concentration, bright acidity and crunchy tannins.