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 Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit 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...