These notes are pop and pour, written with a cold coming on, so maybe misleading. Blackberries and plums, with a little tobacco. Acidity is medium, tannins strong-ish. With alcoholic heat, it seems a little rough. Overall it seems like a good value Bordeaux, probably will be better with some air or time. — 6 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. — 13 days ago
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W Kellie! — 11 days ago
This is a nice Saint Estèphe. Still feels young and needs air to come together. Ripe plums and blackberries, vanilla, cloves and some tobacco on the nose. Lots of ripe fruits on the palette. It shows plenty of acidity; at first a bit too much but with air it balances out. Well integrated tannins. Love it. — 6 days ago
Had 2012 for $85 at Kinship on 10/10/19 per recommendation of Chase. Little tannin but lovely long finish. Blackberry lavender unsmoked tobacco licorice yes granite with slate. — 11 days ago
With about 10% of my olfactive capacities I can say it smells like black currant, a bit of tar, some other red and black berries. Quite nice. The palate is a bit thiner than expected but it might be a vintage thing. Great acid frame, black currant rolling all along, some nice velvety touch on the sides, gentle tannins and a finish made of fruit. Cool, pleasant but not great — 4 days ago
Clear garnet color with only slight bricking at the rim. Red cherries, spice, cedar, cigar box, old wood, and hints of bell pepper. Medium+ body, tannins fully integrated with good acidity, giving it a mineral mouthfeel. Medium+ finish. Ready to drink. — 4 days ago