Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Merlot? Mer-NO!

During my birthday wine buying spree, I decided to broaden my horizons and try some things I was unfamiliar with and maybe revisit some others that I don't have very often. This is one of those bottles. I told the clerk that I'm not really a fan of Merlots but to be fair, it had been a number of years since I tried one and I thought I should give it another shot. She recommended Red Diamond as one of their most popular Merlots. It retails for only $7.99. A bargain! That's not always a good thing though.

The bottle notes that "the silky palate displays flavors of red berries, juicy plums and a touch of caramel and mocha." Well, I don't know if I tasted all of those things. The berries yes and possibly the mocha but not all of them together. I was not a fan of this wine. Unfortunately, I don't know if it was that I didn't like this or that I still don't really like Merlot. I'm going to go with the latter. If so many people are interested in purchasing this wine as the clerk said, then a Merlot-lover I must not be.

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