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Yellow Tail Reserve Merlot 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Merlot isn't what Australia is known for, but this is a tasty, toothsome wine at a realistic price. Delicate notes of cinnamon, clove and cocoa accent black cherries and cassis in this soft, creamy-textured effort.

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Casella Pty Ltd:
About [yellow tail] [yellow tail] is the champion wine brand for Casella Wines. Owned and operated in Yenda, Australia, the Casella family has winemaking links going back six generations to Italy. [yellow tail] wines are created with a simple philosophy - make a great wine that everybody can enjoy. [yellow tail] is everything a great wine should be; approachable, fresh and full of flavor. Th... Read more
About [yellow tail] [yellow tail] is the champion wine brand for Casella Wines. Owned and operated in Yenda, Australia, the Casella family has winemaking links going back six generations to Italy. [yellow tail] wines are created with a simple philosophy - make a great wine that everybody can enjoy. [yellow tail] is everything a great wine should be; approachable, fresh and full of flavor. The [yellow tail] wine portfolio includes eight [yellow tail] varietals (including Shiraz and Chardonnay), three blends and a Sparkling White and Rosé wine. The [yellow tail] The Reserve portfolio includes six varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio. [yellow tail] and [yellow tail] The Reserve wines are produced by John Casella and Chief Winemaker, Alan Kennett of Casella Wines, Australia. Read less

External Reviews for Yellow Tail Reserve Merlot

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Merlot isn't what Australia is known for, but this is a tasty, toothsome wine at a realistic price. Delicate notes of cinnamon, clove and cocoa accent black cherries and cassis in this soft, creamy-textured effort.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Round, velvety and mouthfilling, this is a satisfying Merlot at a bargain price. Aromas of black cherries and herbs fold in hints of cinnamon and mocha, while the flavors are generally fruity, but with a slightly tomatoey note. Soft on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright and juicy, offering a lively mouthful of red berry and blackberry flavors, shaded with hints of tobacco and cream. Finishes with a light grip of tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Light and silky, with pretty currant and savory flavors competing for attention. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The opaque eggplant hue of this stunning value promises much - and what's in the glass delivers. Prominent oaky notes are layered over plum and high-toned floral aromas. Dense and voluptuous on the palate, with chewy tannins, this is a seriously ambitious wine that could benefit from a year or two in the bottle.




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