Friday, January 14, 2011

Blackstone Merlot


Merlots elude me, seems like every one I've tried is different. I don't remember any that have really stuck with me as I gotta have that again. A few months ago I ordered a glass of Merlot while out for dinner and really enjoyed it. I remember it being dry but with a wonderful plum flavor that really won me over. I really thought it was a Blackstone Merlot, so I picked up a bottle to see if I would like it at home.

I opened this bottle as a sipping wine which could be my first mistake. Some how I'm thinking merlots are more a wine you drink with dinner. I didn't taste any fruit the first day this was open. It was bitey and very dry. I slowly sipped a glass, poured the rest in the decanter. The next day I sipped another glass with dinner and it was better. I still didn't taste the plummy flavor from the restaurant so maybe it wasn't Blackstone that I had. I finished the bottle with C on the third night while cooking dinner. It was still ok. Not a fave. And I would rate it "eh."

What are some good Merlots I should try? Anyone have any faves?

6 comments:

silvii tron said...

Not a fan of Merlot I'm afraid and it has nothing to do with the movie "Sideways" which apparently caused the decline in sales of Merlot but increased the sales of Pinot Noir. When I drink it, I feel like I've drunk the barrel wood too - not fond of oaky woody notes.

nordwolke said...

Until recently, I thought you can never go wrong with a Merlot. But then I had a small bottle with a cool design. The bottle looked great but the wine tasted watery ...

Troy said...

Not a big fan of merlots. Sterling makes a decent merlot, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to buy much merlot.

jamie-lee said...

I usually tend to drink merlot when I'm having a wine, just because I like the warmth that comes with the flavour. There aren't any I've had yet that I would say deserve mention - if I think of any I'll let you know

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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I'm not a big fan of merlot in general...but I have had this one!

Liesl :)