Monday, January 30, 2012
Tasting - "Hardys Nottage Merlot"
Price: $15 regular / $4.95 close-out sale
Winery Review: Red berry, plum and cassis notes layered with subtle oak and hints of aniseed, warm spice and chocolate. The palate is soft and well balanced with dark plum and cherry complemented by seamlessly integrated oak. The Nottage Hill Merlot marries superbly with Slow roasted capsicum with glazed vegetables.
My Review: At first look, it seemed very thin with a dark cherry color. It also seemed to have a brownish purplish hue to it. It was very well balanced and very smooth. I did taste some type of berry I was not sure of, and a little bit of the oaky flavor.