If your expecting a California style Merlot with lots of plum on the tastes, then this wine is not for you. It is good, with a medium finish but terroir in this case is dominant and this for my pallette has more Cab Sauv than Merlot flavors. Not a bad wine, but I won’t be breaking into a jog to get more …
DOMAINE DES ASPES MERLOT 2005
Vins de Pays d’Oc
This Merlot from the south of France is popular the world over for its quality, elegance and value. The 2005 vintage was indeed good to all of France’s regions and shines through in this fresh and juicy wine. Look for layers of dark plum, black cherry, and earthy forest floor notes in this suave, medium-bodied Merlot. Serve with veal chops or a hearty helping of ratatouille.
http://www.lcbo.ca/lcbo-ear/ProductResultsController?&ITEM_NUMBER=951665 (XD) 750 mL $14.95