The 2016 Pambrun Merlot is another sensational release by the talented Dr. Jon Meuret. On the nose this takes on black fruits that connect with toasty oak and herbal undertones. The palate unveils a silky smooth mouthfeel that shows refinement and adds a seamless dimension to the wine. Dark chocolate covered espresso bean, red cherry compote and shades of blackberry jam are wrapped around the toasty oak. While this is simply delicious now, this decadent Merlot should also cellar well for the next ten to fifteen years.