Category Archives: Merlot

Monos Locos Merlot 2012

 This Monos Locos Chilean Merlot came as part of a mixed case, and I was challenged to “name that wine” as part of a blind tasting. It looked clear and a deep purple, with not much in the way of legs.  It smelled fresh and fruity, rather like a bowl of squashed berries, with just… Read More »

OMG 2011

I have to concede that I wouldn’t voluntarily buy a wine that called itself OMG.  It’s been quite a while since I was a 14 year old girl so I tend not to say or type OMG terribly often.  I’m not quite sure that the message is meant to be.  The wine makers are O’Connells… Read More »

Patriot Merlot 2012

This wine has a silly label.  Not normally a good sign, it looks like it’s designed to appeal to people who don’t much care for wine but want something to serve at a 4th of July barbecue.  That said, they could be on to something, as that wouldn’t be a bad place for this wine… Read More »

Domaine des Costes Merlot 2010

This Domaine des Costes Merlot  from Laithwaites had a strong, fresh purple colour, as evidenced by the mess it made of the label. It was a robust wine, plenty of juicy plummy fruit, but with a touch of spiciness that made it taste more like a southern French wine rather than a Bordeaux. I suspect a… Read More »