2005 Aqus Merlot. East Coast, New Zealand. Naked Wines B+
Bought as part of a mixed half-case from Naked Wines in aid of the Christchurch earthquake appeal. Attractive nose, slightly alcoholic if anything, touch floral, red currants and plums. Fleshy, ripe sweet red fruits, decent acid structure but mid palate is a bit thin. The age shows both in colour and palate, probably past its peak.