Colonias de Galeón Merlot, Spain
This is a cracking example of a Merlot that we have got our hands on.
Coming from a small producer just north of Sevilla in Spain which has had 8 months in oak. Aromas of black plum with well-balanced wood, balsamic and floral notes violet. This has a touch of sweetness and mature tannin to complement the rich fruit flavours but not overpowering.
Oh, and it passed the ‘mum’ (Lukes mum is unreasonably fussy) test meaning it HAS TO be of excellent quality.