Cost: $26.59 CI
Grape Variety: Merlot
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s, Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Atalon
Alcohol: 13.7% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

A nice juicy, complex but easy drinking Merlot. One of my favourites.

Positives: This wine features cedar, dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, figs, Moroccan spices, espresso, artichoke & some cigar box notes. Medium to full body with round tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with roasted rack of lamb & mint sauce.

Interesting Point: Almost 10 years old and still going strong.

Tasted: 9 January 2014

Top Pick

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5