Love this Left Bank Bordeaux Blend (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petite Verdot, 7% Merlot) because of the high amount of Petite Verdot that is included. Dark in color and structure. Intense black fruit that is ripe but not overly so. Hint of licorice on the finish. Bright acidity. Rich with robust tannins. Great QPR! — 6 days ago
2011 drinking in 2021 🍷 one of my favourite family run vineyards, where buying futures are definitely recommended. 2011 vintage wasn't perfect though 10 years of age has had a positive effect. Its perhaps abit past due, however solid notes of blackberry notes and earthy undertones compliment a cherry vanilla finish. Lots of smoky pepper goodness make this an interesting and enjoyable spring night home — 10 days ago
Scent - a leather that reminds me of a new vinyl shower curtain.
Little smoky, medium bodied, nice but not overwhelming tannins.
Overall I enjoyed this one! — 8 days ago
Delicious wine. Once decanted, opens with primary black fruit and dried black fruit primary flavors, secondary chocolate and smoke, and tertiary earth. Complex with an interesting finish. — 8 days ago
Superb example with rose petals and Turkish delight. Long and sweet. — 11 days ago
This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled. — 2 days ago
Is Merlot Monday a thing? Okay so this is only 80% Merlot (20% Cab Franc) but it is working for me. Smells like purple plums got inspired to write poetry about the cedar trees and violets blooming in their backyard (plums DO have backyards) so they naturally whipped out number two pencils, lit a pipe, and chilled out to write in situ. The plums, the pencils, the trees and flora, the birds and bees, you get all this in here. And soy sauce. I can’t explain it. Mayhaps I’ll go old-school and give it the ol’ WSET analysis:
Eye: medium ruby teasing at the beginnings of garnet at the rim. Thick slow tears.
Nose: medium plus intensity of Ted plums, cassis, cedar, violet, tobacco and dare I say...garrigue‽ in Merlot? Who knew.
Palate: dry, medium acidity, medium fine-grained tannins, medium plus alcohol (albeit nowadays we would have to call it high as it is 14.1 so just barely high), medium body medium plus flavors echoing the nose with the added savory soy note that is quite compelling. Finish is medium plus.
It may be too late for new year resolutions but mine is now to not neglect Merlot. Merlot Monday’s it is! — 13 days ago