It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, ripe cherries, earth, cedar, licorice, eucalyptus, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, spices, licorice, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth and light black tea.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Merlot based blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity, a teeth staining color, and a nice mouthfeel.
Still young and will be even better in the next 10 to 15 years.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after a couple of hours.
Very enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a roasted lamb dish.
A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Kosher and not Mevushal.
15% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 2 days ago
Could sit for another 10 years — 2 months ago
This is shockingly good. Blind I would probably say outstanding Napa Valley Merlot. Deep, pure dark berry/cherry fruit together with deep gravelly notes and a smoky minerality. Round and rich in the mouth, but not overextracted or flabby. Fruit concentration hides significant amount of soft tannin that will allow this to age, but it’s very drinkable right now. Great balance and length. Great Merlot. — 3 months ago
Whoa Nelly this was good. It hit its stride in the third hour, at which time it showed it with rich dark fruit, charred toast, cola, silky tannin, and nice medium acid. Lots of life left in this vintage I’m sure, but splendid right now. — 14 days ago
Skirt steak Frites — a month ago
Vicente Foods. — 3 months ago
Young but delicious. — 21 days ago
JLT does it again. This is a great wine, easily the best example of its region I’ve had. Blackcurrant and red cherry, backed up by leathery secondary flavours. Spicy long finish. Excellent. — 2 months ago