Unexpected treat — a month ago
When’s a Merlot not a Merlot; when it’s American 🤣 A solid “Merlot” from Duckhorn as always at a right priced £40 👍
📍 Duckhorn Merlot 2010
🏵 93 points
🍇 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc - that’s a Merlot then 😂
🍷 Opaque ruby
👃 Soft smoked oak through rich plump beaten damson plum w/ blueberry, cocoa cream, blackcurrant & mineralised herbs
👄 Med+ body of creamy plum & punchy blackcurrant w/ tones of blueberry bathed in buttery cocoa
🎯 Long dark black fruit plummy blueberry cocoa goo fest that’s a silky fruit bomb
— 11 hours ago
Sam’s birthday at Grazia Kitchen. We ordered a bottle of this wine. Very nice but maybe a little bit too smooth and less remarkable than Ponzi. — 5 days ago
Hello my friend! 🍷😊
Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyards.
A merlot for Cab drinkers. An intense, age-worthy wine with complex red fruit and mineral layers. This fine wine draws you in with every succulent sip, each one becoming more intense than the last, creating a choreographed, symphonic, moving experience, involving & evolving through the full range of human emotions. 😮 We need more like you in this world my friend.
— 6 days ago
Fruity AF and I’m okay with it. The body is lighter than I’d surmise and the vanilla of the oak comes through in a delightfully floral way. Not exceptionally complex but not one-note either. Blackberry coulis and red currant jam without being cloying. Could get some comely leather notes with age but I’m good with it now. — 12 days ago