Canus Merlot Colli Orientali del Friuli 2006

By | May 22, 2012

This wine is a wonderful dark, thick purple colour, with legs like Chris Hoy.  It smells of cigar box, or at least it smells of a mix of wood and tobacco, which I imagine a cigar box would smell like as I’ve never actually smelled a box of cigars.

It also smells of cherries, I’ve smelled a lot of those, these were dark Morello types.

This Canus Merlot Colli Orientali del Friuli from Berry Bros & Rudd is  dry, with a medium full body, with a little bit of extra dark chocolate on the palate.  There’s firm and ripe tannins and a medium high level of alcohol.

It’s a big wine and can stand up to robust food.  It’s not cheap at around £15 a bottle, but worthwhile when you’re in the mood for something a little more.