I decanted this and gave it 90 minutes before tasting. I found it so dry it seemed to suck the moisture out of my mouth. It felt thin, and tasted sharp on the palate. I expect Merlot to be full, round. This was not at all like that. Maybe it needs a year or two.
Delicious, jammy, blackcurranty, deep smooth. warming for these cold nights. Great for the money.