palate: dried strawberries galore, sweetness with good acidity and balance. nice minerality. woody tannins still kicking after 9 years. finish adds some beautiful oak texture and earthiness and keeps going beyond
It's hard to find a good merlot. For the price this is pretty darn good. Big nose of lavender, toasted almond, and coffee. Big fruit palate up front of blackberries and maybe a hint of the coffee from the nose. Intense tannins on the back end. Per others I agree another two or three years in the bottle will tame this wine up nicely. For a cheap everyday drinker this suits me fine though.
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