Merum Priorati Desti 2019
A concentrated red, with racy acidity driving a finely knit range of cherry and plum reduction, wild herb, iron-laced mineral and spice. This is rich and expressive, yet silky and graceful on the palate, with fine, taut tannins providing good tension on the firm finish. Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Drink now through 2032. 910 cases made, 250 cases imported.
This deep-garnet-colored wine has a bouquet of black cherry, vanilla and mocha. Dark-berry flavors and notes of sage leaf, clove and licorice are wrapped in a sheath of rigid tannins. Strong acidity keeps tannins in check and a splash of Valencia orange refreshes the finish.