Sunday, 17 April 2016

Elena Walch 2013 Kastelaz Riserva Merlot

This 100% Merlot opens with delicate aromas of black currant, tilled earth and a whiff of vanilla. The
ripe palate offers black-skinned berries, pipe tobacco and hints of toast alongside assertive tannins. Drink through 2020.

Original review published by Wine Mag

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Damiani 2012 Reserve Merlot

Dark, ripe and concentrated, this voluptuous red offers loads of Merlot's characteristically plush plum and cherry flavors. It's also a deeply nuanced wine with pretty violet and chocolate notes mingling into spicy licorice and graphite. Richly textured, yet neatly balanced, it's drinking beautifully now but should hold well over the next decade.

Original review published by Wine Mag