Brilliant red shining a light on merlot outside monochromatic, plush, plummy styles. Sappy cassis, tomato leaf, raspberry and bay leaf all in play. And though it has medium weight, it feels ultra-savoury, and is cinched with fine, lacy tannins instead of losing form and softening. An old-school feel? Perhaps. And done superbly.

Wine Bottle for Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot