A surprisingly good blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brand NameFriday Monkey
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Wine NameCabernet Merlot
Vintage (Year)2007
AVASouth Eastern Australia
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Honestly, I wasn't expecting a lot from this wine, and have held off of trying it for the longest time (though I will admit that they make a smashing Shiraz), but in the process of canceling a trip and eating a sandwich, I decided to uncap this and try it.

All I can say is 'wow!' This wine actually surprised me to a huge degree. It has all of the standard beauty of a Cabernet Sauvignon, but blended with the silky essence of a Merlot. I can taste some heavy jams in this wine, with very soft tannins. Cherries do abound in this.

This is actually a wine that you can get in either the 750ml or 1.5L bottle and it will still be a good purchase for a small or large group of people.


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