Francois Merlin Saint Joseph 2016 - Rhone Valley, FR
Varietals: 100% Syrah
The color presents as clear red robe. There is a funnel of raspberry, lead pencil from the nose, some crunchiness. The palate has a clipped, direct manner, bright fruit such as cassis, white pepper; its nature is tenacious. There are cool fruits, tangy tannins, is a cutting edge, linear wine
François Merlin is dedicated to making his wines with great care and thought. With the arrival full-time of well-trained son Laurent, the vineyard care and detail has risen. These are clear-cut wines that show good fullness and the ability to blossom after three years.