This showed very well last night. Tannins are there and provide structure but are not harsh. Dark cherry and plum fruit with a supporting floral/earth element. Very tasty. — 4 days ago
Smooth Merlot blend with soft tannins. — 9 days ago
Pencil lead and forest floor nose, I made the rookie mistake of decanting outside in Covid-friendly but 60f setting. Never completely warmed and opened up, but nonetheless gave up phenomenal purity of black fruit, smooth tannins and rich dark berry melted into the moderate wood frame. We cognac-held our glasses to warm things up, releasing superb layers of vanilla, brambly red fruit, waves of light cassis. Perfectly cellared bottle could easily cruise 5+ more years. This would likely score far better indoors post-Covid! — 22 days ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Not showing age at all.
Nice nose of black currants, black plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, light barnyard, herbs and black pepper.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, diet coke, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, graphite, vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from the great 2009 vintage. Drinks like a young wine, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
Needs a long time to open up, so be patient with it. Took 4 hours for the tannins to show up.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.
I had the 2008 a couple of years ago and enjoyed it too. Very consistent.
Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Ripe, elegant and fruity.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$40 (current vintage). — 17 days ago
A very balanced and full flavored wine. Who is the most striking to me though was I have a vanilla flavor from the oak which I really wasn’t expecting. However, the tannins and acidity were strong enough to give it a good structure. The body was a bit dense and chewy exhibiting some good cooking spices and medium intensity flavors of ripeness.￼ — a month ago
Gott vitt torrt med hög syra. — 20 days ago
Really quaffable, doesn't need food to drink — 8 days ago
Just opened a 2018. Nice Pomerol nose with a classic Bordeaux finish. A very nice wine that is a great value. Recommend — 17 days ago
Beautiful blend and easy drinking. — a month ago