Sunday, 17 January 2016

Recanati 2013 Reserve Manara Vineyard Merlot

A bouquet of cherry, apple and cranberry primes the taste buds for flavors of blackberry, red plum, butterscotch, mint and coffee. There is a good balance of slightly grippy tannins and bold acidity, wrapping up in a bright, lasting cherry finish. One or two years of aging should mellow the tannins to perfection, so try after 2017.

Original review published at Wine Mag

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Psagot 2014 Merlot

This wine offers a delightful bouquet of blackberry and rose petal with touches of salinity It issmooth and silky at first sip, with flavors of black plum, cherry, chocolate, lavender, and freshly roasted coffee. As it makes its way around the mouth, stern tannins make their presence known and then recede into a finish notable for a lingering espresso bean flavor.

This review appeared in Wine Mag