Merlot and Malbec together, in a bottle, under a screwcap, would have to be a rare occurrence surely? Normally they form part of the famous Bordeaux blend quintet with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Could you imagine Angus Young and Brian Johnson taking a break from the other three members of AC/DC and releasing an album? As much it is highly unlikely, it would be popular with fans regardless. Just like these two varieties coming together, it is a rarity but I think this will be a very popular wine.
It sits very pretty in the glass and things start off very juicy, fruity and eye-brow raisingly attractive on the nose. This is a lovely, fresh and juicy wine on the smooth, medium bodied palate too where it is also very appealing. Plenty of flavour thanks to blackberry and plum, a touch of dried herbs with a good long if slightly drying finish. I very much enjoyed this wine and I sincerely hope Levantine Hill continue to include it in their portfolio of wines.
Region: Yarra Valley, Vic Price: $50 Source: Sample thanks to Levantine Hill