Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2016 Merlot – Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to full red colour with the faintest trace of purple. The bouquet is quite minty, with eucalyptus as well as raspberry overtones, the palate fruity and medium-bodied, soft and rounded, easy to enjoy. It’s pleasantly flavoured and structured. There’s abundant fruit on the palate, which is both bright and fresh – if not yet complex.