Le Jardin Merlot Domaine Milan 2018 – Natural Wine, 100% Merlot, low yields, the Pomerol of Provence. The soils are clay with limestone screes on a subsoil of blue marls,. It is same soil type as in Pomerol. This cuvée is called by some people, ‘Provencal Petrus’ thanks to the nature of the soils and the grape variety used. It is certainly a wine of great class, medium colour, full bodied but very fresh with supple dark fruits, minerals, notes of herbs, bell pepper and leather as it matures.
Le Jardin Merlot is class, class wine. When Henri Milan makes wine, he really does just let nature take its course. The man is slow, methodical and very, very relaxed, his wines are precise and expressive, quite a contrast. The 2018 Jardin is superb. Rich in colour as well as complexity, with an essence of truffle, dark chocolate and cherries. The tannins are silky and ripe and the finish long.
|1 year in oak barrels
|Below 50 mg/litre
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|On its own