Barton Merlot 2012

Inky dark in color with a nose of red cherries and maybe a little plum. On the mid palate the wine displays mostly red cherries to match the nose along with a hint of plum but I am reaching here. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dry complexity and some velvety tannins. This wine is surprisingly complex for the price. To my tastes this is more of a cab than a Merlot, but a nice wine none the less. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Barton Merlot 2012 — VINTAGES#: 424143
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
A complex and pretty nose of dark berry and cherry, crushed berry and plum. Well made and balanced with chewy tannins and excellent fruit. A tasty wine that delivers good value. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2015) $16.95

Release Date:September 19, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: Walker Bay, South Africa By:Barton Farm (Pty) Ltd Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth
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