Unison Merlin’s Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2015 $38

22 months of careful barrel aging in the first instance, combined with another couple of years of sleepy years in the bottle, this classic Gimblett Gravels merlot is fleshing out in fabulous fashion. Leather layers merge with soft pepper, damson plum and blueberry notes to create a warming, satisfyingly smooth style which is drinking very smartly now.