Stellar nose. Smoke, leather, truffle, bbq, super mineral, mint, forest floor, cassis, mineral, so clean, loads of cedar and pine, palate is even a bit young. So juicy and complex. Mineral and fresh. Big tannic spine. Complex and long. Can still use some age. Gorgeous now. — 3 days ago
medium ruby red with watery rim; black cherry, plum, dark chocolate, mint; medium body, high acidity, medium tannins/fine grained, 13% ABV; ripe vintage, made from 100% Merlot, organically farmed in mixture of clay, limestone, and gravel, élevage in 25% new French oak, a Kermit Lynch; $39 — 2 days ago
Color of dark ruby and purple, tiny bit cloudy and can’t see through. Nose is nice with dark fruits like blackberry and cherry, vanilla, anise, leather, hint of oak, tobacco leaves, ￼a bit minty and hint of strength of alcohol. Taste is oaky, dried, chewy and hickory, dark fruits, marginal tannins, green pepper, some spice and indeed a bit tinkling and peppery. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, more oak, but good strength of alcohol and medium long. She is good and beats a lot of high end Bordeaux. — 10 days ago
Highly drinkable, nice and dry a bore of plumb on the sides of your tongue — 2 days ago
Here is my #MerlotThursday for this week. A nice one from Bordeaux.
Dark ruby in color with a short, cloudy, reddish rim.
Fruity nose of plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, cloves, herbs, graphite, earth, light vegetables and black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, cloves, spices, licorice, peppercorn, earth, graphite and dark coffee.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice, yet young, Merlot Cabernet blend from Saint Estephe. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Starting to show the tannins after 60 minutes of airtime. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.
Feels like a blend of left and right bank. Nice and engaging.
I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit.
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kosher.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 5 days ago
Celebrating my wife’s 31st birthday with some of her favorite things: friends, pizza, and wine.
Been a while since I’ve had anything from H-M. I enjoyed this selection and thought it drank nicely. Brambly dark fruits, medium body, decent complexity. — 3 days ago
An old favourite from the recent Bordeaux release. Full bodied and rich with plummy flavours and a nice long finish. Good now but will improve with age. Paired very nicely with bbq ribeye steaks. — 2 days ago