nice nose of cherry and plum....very smooth, rich fruit, long lasting finish
Dark ruby hue, aromas of dark fruits and baking spice, flavor notes of blackberries, dried cherries and tobacco, thin over a short finish
Tasted April 2010: A very fine effort. The colour is deep. The wine has a wonderful perfume of intense black berry fruit and a soft oakiness, with some elegant spiciness. The taste is marvelous, deep, smooth, rounded and concentrated, with well-integrated soft tannins. A supremely balanced wine, a very fine Merlot, and great value at $24. Will keep until 2018.
Decent; somewhat mild wine. Flavors worked well with salami.
Ok not great. Young.
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A pure Merlot, with herb, tar, coffee and currant flavors. Supple and round, firm on the finish, with enough tannin to cellar short-term. Good value. Best from 2001 through 2007.
Appealing black cherry and spice notes lead to soft, elegant plum and cedar flavors that end on a dry, dusty note. Drink now.
Firm, ripe, intense and concentrated, with a complex mix of currant, anise, fresh earth, leather and sage, with those flavors folding together nicely, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2009.
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Staggeringly delicious, with white chocolate, cherry and roasted coffee bean aromas and flavors wrapped in sturdy but delicate tannins. It's on the soft, mellow side, with great depth of flavor and a long, sweet, spicy finish. This has to be one of the best Merlots of the vintage.
Readers seeking a super buy in Merlot should check out Chateau St. Jean's 1998 Merlot (blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc). It offers aromas of melted fudge, smoke, and berries, a round, concentrated mid-palate, and a chewy, fleshy finish. While not complex, it delivers plenty of fruit in an uncomplicated format. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
Serves up ripe cherry, berry, plum and spice flavors and picks up complex cedar and tobacco notes on the finish. Ready to drink.
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