Thursday, April 12, 2012

Torres 2004 Atrium Merlot (Spain)

So much for a soft, fruity Merlot - especially if you wait 8 years to drink it.  This Spanish offering - not a place you see a lot of Merlot from was all dried blackberry and a touch earthy on the nose ... but I have no problem with that ... I also didn't have a problem with the spiced dried dark fruit that went across the  mid-palate or the dry cedary notes that appeared on the finish.  I have to admit though, I found the funky cigarette ash linger in the throat almost a bit repulsive ... sad part is I got used to it - anything so that a bottle of wine does not go to waste.

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