Not an overly complex wine, but enjoyable. The nose is a big bush of brambly black fruit intertwined with cocoa and thyme. The palate has a similar style with more of the brambly black fruits and bitter chocoalte thrown in. The most impressive feature of this wine were the stiff yet chewy tannins found on the back end, an element not normally found in Merlot. Perhaps complexity will come with age?