eRobertParker.com #204 Dec 2012 Neal Martin - The 2010 Merlot is aged for 14 months in 300-liter French oak barrels, of which 30% are new. It has a luscious bouquet of dark plum, Valrohna chocolate and a dash of spice. The palate is full-bodied with rounded dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The acidity is in tune with the fruit lending the finish surprising grace and elegant. What a lovely Merlot! Drink now-2015.