Ruckus Estate SV ‘Mérite’ Merlot 2015 Wrattonbully, South Australia
Densely scented bouquet with aromas of sweet plum and new oak, violet and clove, wild red berries and liquorice root; as the opens up in glass the concentration and complexity builds whilst holding onto its very youthful quiver. On the palate – an obvious yet not overdone ripeness and concentration with flavours that reflect the nose centering on plums, some blue fruits and floral moments. The oak is obvious with its youthful attack, but will integrate over time; medium+ (ish) tannins and acidity, well made and drinking well now. Best from 2019 through 2030+.