The Noel Joubert Merlot showcases a deep purple heart with soft edges, a playful hint at the ripe plum aromas that follow on the nose and palate. The nose presents vanilla and chocolate highlights, which complements a pronounced plum core, while a perfumed floral undertone generates further interest. The fruit is beautifully open and expressive on entry, performing with mouth-watering intensity on a soft, silky palate. A tightly wound plum core unravels to reveal aromatic dark chocolate notes and floral accents on the mid-palate. Sinuous tannins glide over the tongue, coating the mouth in preparation for a long, dry finish.