If you want a guaranteed crowd-pleasingg wine then the Norfolk Rise Merlot is going top kick goals
every time. It’s a wine you don’t need to question, it just delivers medium bodied class in the glass every time. It’s elegantly framed by cherry, chocolate and hints of vanilla that follow onto the generous palate that shows good length and soft tannins. This wine tastes alarmingly good with barbecued lamb chops.
This more medium-bodied merlot is not what it seems. There's a cheeky splash of sangiovese in the mix, which compliments everything rather nicely. It's a little more than a soft and fruity number, showing aromas of red cherries, dark plums and star anise on the nose, with just a touch of earthy savouriness. The palate has a richness of fruit, but it also has a bit of grip to the tannins that lead to a cherry and savoury finish that screams out for food. It's a bargain at the price, and would be great with some cured meats, or even braised oxtail.