Critter wines are all the rage, put some silly animal on the label and some folks will buy it. This one is medium dark in color very fruity on the nose. Lots of sweet almost Merlot like smells coming off it. I was getting excited. Perhaps I have found an inexpensive easily available Merlot! On the mid pallet this wine is all about fruit forward flavors but not in a good way. Picture grape juice. Concord, Welches to be exact. That’s the dominant flavor. On the finish the wine dies out fast with little going on. This has the dubious distinction of being one the first wines in a while I poured down the drain. Yuk. I would conservatively give this one an 85.
From the LCBO web site:
YELLOW TAIL MERLOT LCBO 625350 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 11.95
Value Added Promotion 750 mL bottle comes with FREE Ornament until Jan 2, 2010 or while supplies last!
Wine, Still Table Wine, Red Still Table Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : 1
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Casella Wines
Medium ruby red colour; candied fruit, vanilla, light spice aromas and flavours; not quite dry, medium bodied, with sweet fruit centre and a soft, lush finish.