As a rule, I'm not a merlot guy. It can be thin, bland and unimaginative. Lost Valley Merlot on the other hand is bold, brassy and inspired. Well at least for a merlot. The complexity and exquisite delicacy of this drop totally surprised me. It was like talking to a teenage girl about the merits and talent of Justin Bieber..... and becoming a convert. I cracked it with a particularly fishy and spicy pad thai, not a usual pairing but it worked a treat. Worth decanting as the flavours further complexed over the course of the evening.