Lock and Key Hilltops Merlot 2016
Merlot comes in so many shades it can be difficult to fathom the variety’s true character. Is it light and soft or dark and firm? Lock and Key reveals an earthy, deeper side of the variety. Its aroma suggests black olive and dark berry fruits. The palate reflects the aroma, though the fruit’s wrapped in fine, firm tannins that give an assertive but elegant structure to a characterful dry red.