2014 Mount Ashby Cabernet Merlot
Mount Ashby’s 2014 Cabernet Merlot is a bordeaux style red, made from a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is a medium carmine red with a faint hint of umber. The nose and medium bodied palate both show upfront red berry fruits and distinctive, spicy barrel characteristics. The Cabernet component adds some structure, and a touch of blackcurrant to the plummy flavours of the Merlot. The tannins are firm but ripe and elegantly support the fruit flavours of the wine.
This wine owes its great drinkability to delicacy and finesse rather than to outright power. It will undoubtedly be a great complement to many gourmet dishes.