Sunday, September 29, 2013

Buccella Merlot 2007

Date of Tasting: 12 August 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.7%
Origin: California, USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Expect to Pay: ~ THB3,500 - 5,000 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 96/100
Value for money: 9/10
Professional Rating: CT - 95/100

Appearance: deep crimson red
Aroma: fruity, coffee, and smoky
Palate: so dense, so thick, and so concentrated that coat pretty nice on the palate. offering core dark velvety fruits, yet oaky. tobacco, mocha, and spices are all around. tannins are sweet, smooth but chewy. so long and luscious on the finish

This is big and bold texture with fruity taste wine. While it can be beautifully consumed at this point in time, it would also be enjoyable during the next decade. It is balanced wonderfully with such elegant acidity. I just want more of this merlot. Cheers!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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