It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday
Deep Inky in color with a short brick rim.
On the nose cooked plums, currants, oak, spices, vanilla, licorice, cloves, wild flowers, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco leaf and herbs.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and fruity, with black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, herbs and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.
This 12 year old from the great 2009 vintage, is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
I’ve had it many times before, and it is very consistent. Will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
A great price point, if you can find the 2015 or 2016, and keep it for a while.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.
A great wine to pair with food, and paired wonderfully with smoked beef brisket.
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alcohol by volume.