Friday, September 11, 2009

Banrock Station Merlot 2007

always one to look for a good bargain wine, i found this one from australia at the local grocer for $5. it even had a sticker touting how a wine magazine is giving it rave reviews. so why not give it a try. i was not disappointed. the nose was fruit forward with blackberry and plum, anise and leather notes. good start. the palate was more black cherry and some raspberry, with some nice leather and earth as well. medium tannins and a nice full finish. impressive for only $5. good grilled meat or chicken wine. i enjoyed this with a stir fry of pork and asian vegetable medley.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know what I like - even if it's not in 'wine afficionado' terms, and Banrock Station Cab Merlot is on top of the list right now. The price is a real treat - but at the price, you can drink it regularly - it doesn't have to be a 'treat'. Soft. Rich. Gentle. And full of flavour. In the last month we've bought over 18 bottles ($25 at a steak house, was the first bottle) - the remainder under $7 a bottle. Great Value. The 2008 is top shelf, too!
"Wine Drinker, not Wine Toff"