92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Good deep bright ruby to the rim. Crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate, smoky oak, minerals and a whiff of tar on the nose. Fat and sweet on entry, then lush and concentrated in the middle, with generous flavors of dark berries and black cherry. Impressively broad, chewy wine with a mounting finish featuring fine-grained tannins and excellent length. I'd hold this for five years before pulling the cork.
Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.
Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon... Read More »
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