Aniello - 006 Merlot 2018

006 Merlot 2020


This grape has to be the unsung hero of Patagonia, where Merlot is capable of expressing sublime purity and superb varietal definition. This is a wonderful example with a directness on the nose that screams blueberries, plums and blackcurrants. The texture is super-soft without verging on ‘soupy’, with luscious, velvet-esque tannins and gentle balancing acidity. The wine spends 12 months in used French barrels to give it a little more openness but is otherwise all about the fruit, fruit, fruit! A brilliant introduction to Patagonian Merlot.      

90/100 Tim Atkin’s Argentina Report 2023 (2022 vintage)

92/100 Decanter South American Merlot Tasting 2024 (2022 vintage)