Saturday, November 03, 2012

Brutocao Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" 2008 wine review by (PB)

Garnet hue with bouquet of woody cherry fruit with a rustic edge to it all.

Palate-- awkward front that borders on a flaw, a touch of bread, very restrained fruit, the same awkward mid-palate and finish. I'll let this breathe but this is off to a disappointing start!

2 hours later, the bouquet is really quite nice with all the elements above with a bit more finesse, more importantly, the awkwardness of the palate is barely noticeable now.

This wine cost $11 marked down from $22. At $11 it's enjoyable but if I had paid $22 for this, I would have not been happy. Raise a glass.

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