Château Fayat Pomerol 2015, Bordeaux, France

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here’s a nice one from Pomerol.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, leather, earth, light vegetables, dark coffee, oak, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, earth, wood, spices, vegetables, vanilla, vinaigrette, black pepper, tobacco leaf, black tea, leather and wet leaves.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This five-year-old Merlot from Bordeaux is starting to drink very nicely now. Starting to show some age and nice complexity. Elegant with a great nose, from a great vintage.

Nicely balanced now and good to drink by itself or with food. Will get even better in the next 15 years.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly, so do give it time.

A good quality wine. Tangy, easy drinking and very tasty. Kosher.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$100.

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