2016 Gibson My Darling Merlot

2016 Gibson My Darling Merlot

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Maturation: Second use French oak hogsheads were predominantly used for maturation for a period of 18 months.

Analysis: Alc 14.2% : Acid 6.2 g/l : pH 3.58 : Residual Sugar 2 g/l

Vintage Comments:   A wet winter led to a dry frosty period in October and November. It was generally fine and cool through harvest. Yields were low, fruit was concentrated in flavour. The expression of classic perfume & cherry varietal flavours was achieved.

This wine shows fresh aromas of ripe stone fruit with very interesting cassis, & leather notes.  A charming balance of sweet cherry like fruit flavours on a firm framework of powdery tannins, leads to lingering dark chocolate notes which show the true vinosity of fine Merlot wines.  Enjoy now or cellar 8 – 10 years.