Vintage 2016 | This wine developed itself fine with a few years cellar. Expressive cassis, decanted three hours, afterwards very good drinking with a good structure. Pierre Ardoin - a oenologist at the Bordeaux university - makes this wine with a wink to its more reputed colleague vintners on the other side of the Gironde river. | paired with bbq, incredible good p/q. — 4 days ago
Nice raspberry and cherry notes with cola and smooth oak notes. — 8 days ago
Costco… light, dry and tart — 7 days ago
It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
On the nose black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, herbs, tobacco leaf, earth and light forest floor.
Medium bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with currants, black plums, cherries, tobacco, oak, green vegetables, chocolates, earth, herbs and black pepper.
Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.
I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it is drinking much better now.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.
A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.
A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 16 months in (60% new) French Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 5 days ago
Lively and good with food — 2 days ago
Wow. Intensely fruity on the nose. Raspberry coulis. Then on the palate more intense raspberry, pomegranate, cranberry, black currant, plum.￼. A little coffee at the end. Medium bodied, I think. Gentle tannins. Great depth, balance. Superb. And I think this was less than $30. Best part of my day right here. — 11 days ago