A blend of 58% Merlot, 39% Cab Sauv & 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of fresh red fruit with woodsy spice. On the palate flavors of red plum and cherry with some cacao and licorice notes. This wine shows oak and mineral tones with fine tight tannins and good balance. Long finish with fruit and spice ending. Needs a few years of bottle age. Reasonably price, good value. — 5 days ago
Treasury Wine Estates is having their Spring wine sale. $90 list, selling for $72. 95+ points. I bought this last year from the Treasury employee store and don’t think I paid that much. A bit disappointing last night. Used to like the wine better two decades ago when you could get it for less than $30. I won’t buy any more at the sale price. — 13 days ago
A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine tannins, still tight and a little gritty, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. — 7 days ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
On the nose cooked cherries, red currants, plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, earth, light vegetables, metals, Mediterranean spices, chocolates and black pepper.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and long long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, plums, oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa, earth and peppercorn.
Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Merlot-based Bordeaux is rich, spicy and interesting, with a tangy finish. A little off balance at this point.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime (2 hours).
I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it feels like it is in its dumb phase. Still young, but already enjoyable.
This 5-year-old from the great 2016 vintage, would age nicely in the next 15 years.
Thank you Elvira for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 19 days ago
2021/3. Red and blue fruit, but also powdery and compacted - even a relatively “straightforward” St. Joseph like this probably needs more time to come together — 2 days ago
People say this was done with lots of Merlot. Maybe. To us it tastes much more like Cabernet. Starting to drink well, with mostly primary black fruit notes, hint of secondary notes, very fresh and balanced, with all the soil signature of St Estephe. Has shed most of the year’s tannins and is civilized and pleasurable drinking now but really no rush. Cool stuff done the old fashion way. — 13 days ago
Have to give a big thanks to @Ron R for this selection. Cant recall having a 20+ year old wine and this was memorable. Candied cherry when we popped the cork. After an hour decanting, there was dusty raspberry. Another hour and musty dark berries mixed with earth tones, slight spice and still a remnenant of the cherry flavor. Medium tannins and finish on this. Haven’t had this before so not sure how this performs with another 5-10 years in bottle. Color is still dark purple with very little rust on the fringes. Would definitely have again! — 15 days ago