Oakville Merlot "Fortuna Vineyard", 1998
California,Napa Valley 75cl
Some spicy red fruits, mocha and a touch of toasty oak.Bottled as all B&H reds seem to be with a plastic cork...I find this a touch hard to understand.Cork taint is a frustrating blur,but to me the cork is an integral part of the wines aging.However this is expensive and palstic corked!! It's a big rich wine with big plummy fruit toasty oak and quite firm tannins.A serious red built to last.It's not particularly charming at present but has a wealth of fruit.Needs time and could be top wine.Just might take 20 years rather than 5??
Published: 3 March 2002
, Author: Noel