The 2002 has quite a deep and dense colour with ripe, sweet fruit – plum and mulberry. It has a slightly confected taste and doesn't have the signature acidity or freshness for which the Loire is known. However, certainly still youthful for a Merlot that is nearly seven years old. Tasted blind I might guess that it came from the south of France or perhaps Chile. It does have an admirably plain, contemporary label!
It certainly does not make a compelling case that Merlot should be a permitted variety in the Loire. On the other hand I can think of some tough and tannic Anjou Villages that might well benefit from a dollop of this!