Saturday, December 13, 2008
Torres 2004 Atrium Merlot (Spain)
Another wine from my box of fun, yet sometimes I have no idea why I decided to lay it down for a bit. I checked my records and it seems this was the only bottle of this Torres Merlot that I had, so what made me decide that a few years on its side was going to benefit it ... who cares, this wine turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. The nose had a peppery heat with blackberry, black cherry, cassis and as it remained open through the hour it developed a port-like plumminess. In the mouth it proved to be smooth as silk with pepper, black fruit, spice and bittersweet chocolate. Why did I decided to lie this one down? Call it intuition, and it paid off in spades.