Château Mercian

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2009

Imagine a great Cote Rotie, Cornas, and a Cal Syrah step into a bar. The atmosphere is all French but the ‘Mercian makes it interesting and overblown with too much density. It was spectacular, but if it were a bit more reserved, and didn’t stain my Riedel, it would have been on another level. — a month ago

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You must not be too attached to your Riedels if you gave it a 95! “Hurts so good”? 😸

Château Mercian

Unwooded Hokushin Chardonnay 2016

— 4 years ago

Château Mercian

'Ortus' Jyonohira Vineyard Red Blend

Medium bodied, brdx blend. Forrest floor, herbal, sweet cedar, savory black fruit. Aromatic and acidic. Balanced, elegant. — 4 years ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

My ‘Mercian wine for a happy 4th! And these exploded! The cab was very good. Initial nose was big, but the mid palate was thin, even watery. Finish brought it back. Threw it in a decanter and 6 hours later it came together with black currants, chocolate, and just enough oak to backbone without ruining it. Meanwhile we had the ridge Syrah behind it which is my happy place. — 3 years ago

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Good notes. 📝 Cheers!

Château Mercian

Bijou Noir 2017

— 4 years ago

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Nogi Tane White 2018

Usually not a huge fan of Koshu grapes as they always seem very flat in terms of flavors, lack complexity, etc. Good for easy summer drinking outside when very chilled. But this had tons of energy and had a bit more of a tropical profile given the warmer location vs other vineyards. Great new domaine from the former winemaker at both Mercian and Katsunuma Jyozo (both top domaines in the Koshu region). — 4 years ago

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Château Mercian

Gris de Gris Koshu 2017

Thank god, success for koshu. Amber, peach, geraniums, and the usual citrus nose. This really makes up for the lack of depth and body in non mac koshu. It's still a light wine but there's an evolution from orange peel, peach, and softer floral flavours into a more chalky citrus finish. Its pretty awesome. We'll done mercian. — 3 years ago

Château Reysson

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Dourthe managed this estate for the Japanese owners (Mercian) since 2001 and finally bought it in 2014. The soils are somewhat atypical for the Médoc, with a lot of clay, which explains why Reysson has probably the highest Merlot content (92%) on the left bank. Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. Another great Bordeaux value. Black cherries and very subtle oak. Round and balanced, with the high (abv. 14,5 %) alcohol well-integrated. Soft tannic structure and good length. — 3 years ago

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Château Mercian

Mariko Vineyard Syrah 2016

Old world mixed, white, black, green pepper. Medium, almost light bodied, tart cherry, savory, high acidity. — 4 years ago

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