Sunday, June 5, 2011

'05 ELU St. Supery Meritage

unWine'd with a pour...

A red Meritage must be made from a blend of at least two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet SauvignonMerlotCabernet FrancMalbecPetit Verdot or Carmenère, with no varietal comprising more than 90% of the blend.
The '05 ELU Meritage is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon; 19% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 3% Cabernet Franc.
This wine has dark fruit on the nose, like plum and blackberry/black-cherry.  It has nice tannins but not too tannic and the mid palate has a hint of vanilla.  I noticed the vanilla after the wine had been decanted for a hour or so.  The wine has a nice lingering finish.  Personally, I like the Meritage as you get to enjoy the subtle nuances of each of the varietals and what they have to offer.  I would definitely drink this wine again.  Cheers to all...


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