2022 Gartelmann Joey Merlot
NAME: Named after Jan Gartelmann’s grandson Joey.
TASTING NOTES: Maturation for 14 months has delivered a very full bodied wine with velvet tannins giving structure to a soft rounded palate. Complex, luxurious and with masses of ripe fruit flavour. The palate is smooth and packed with plum and cherry characters.
FOOD MATCHING: Good cheese, a roast duckling, pork and roasted smoky BBQ’d anything.
CELLARING: Drink from 2023, great from 2025, or cellar until 2027+.