Richmond Plains Admiral Nelson Merlot 2019 $27
Red Admiral butterflies flootle their way around Lars Urlich and Sam Jensen’s Richmond Plains vineyard, getting up to all sorts of mischief, flirting with the other butterflies, skiting about their fashionable wings and whatnot. But while they’re really pretty, they don’t taste that great (apparently), they leave being tasty up to the grapes, and far-out do they deliver! This organic Nelson merlot is busting at the seams with blackcurrant and bay leaf aromas and on the palate, it’s dusted with pepper and iron filings. The tannins are elastic and plump and the finish is laced with dried herbs.