Lockdown 3.3: 3 Merlots, 3 Regions, 3 Quality bands – Join Elliot Awin this week for an informative tasting about all things Merlot. Experience the differences that are expressed from the same grape in 3 different climates and countries across the world. All of them hitting the market at a different price point.
What’s in the lockdown 3.3 case:
Villarrica Merlot: Villarrica Merlot is a full bodied wine. Red fruits dominate the palate and mingle with notes of vanilla, toffee and hints of roasted coffee. Well balanced with a long creamy finish.
Chateau Tuilerie de Puy, Bordeaux Superior: Tradition 2016 is a wine from the family-owned property of Chateau La Tuilerie du Puy. The colour of the wine is a deep red as you would expect from a bottle of Bordeaux. On the nose, we get an expressive aroma with a mix of cherries, Blackberrys and cassis. All very dark and jammy expressions of each of the notable fruits are apparent in this glass of wine.
Jordan Black Magic Merlot: Harvested from mature east and west facing vineyards established on mother soils of decomposed granite. Part whole-berry fermentation and softer pump-overs extract aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation seasons the wine to accentuate the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins.