Dark in color with a with a nice nose of dark red cherries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with dark red berries coming through backed almost immediatly by firm acidity, some nice spicy notes and firm tannins on a medium length finish. The wine has some nice pallet coating dryness that lingers in the mouth. This wine is a bit on the young side. You will need some breathing or aging. For now I would give it an 88-89.
From the LCBO web site:
Château Brandeau 2010 Merlot Blend—VINTAGES#: 351973
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Aromas of sandalwood, smoky notes and roasted red peppers interlace with mixed field berry fruit on the nose. It’s medium bodied with smooth texture bursting with red and black berry fruit, cassis and mocha on the palate replaying on the mid-length aftertaste. This pairs well with grilled lamb chops and offers good value. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Oct. 24, 2013)