A nice spicy Merlot

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Brand NameArabella
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Wine NameMerlot
Vintage (Year)2007
AVAWestern Cape
CountrySouth Africa
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeMerlot
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Low cost party staples
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

I can't say that I am fan of Merlot, and can't say that I am not a fan of it either, but I respect the grape. This Arabella Merlot has a nice spicy component to it with both traditional plum and black currant. And just like on the bottle, you can get a taste of both coffee and chocolate. Its because of the latter that I gave this wine a rating of ten. The finish is great and the tannins are very soft, almost as soft as extra soft tissues.


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