Thursday, October 17, 2013
@ Willow Springs Merlot 2012
Those of you who actually read this blog will be aware that my fondnes for wine does not extend either to the cheaper Canadian wines, or to Merlot, so my hopes for this very young red did not run high. Actually, with the proviso that you let it breathe for a couple of hours, it's not at all bad, with a nice, nutty plum taste and only a hint of the typical Merlot bitterness at the finish. It's the only one of my wine club selections (made by them, not by me) that I'd consider ordering again, but then only at the introductory price of $6.67. The list price of fifteen dollars is absurd.