Neck of the Woods Winery 2010 Backyard Vineyards Merlot - 85pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Date Tasted: June 26th, 2012
Tasting Notes: The sweet, juicy, fruit-puree nose of this Merlot offers aromas of blackberry and blueberry with a hint of licorise and dry herbs. A great start. The dry palate follows with similar dark berry fruit flavours and decent tannin structure but finishes with lingering bitterness. Reasonable complexity for the price but not enough to warrant being consumed by itself - serve with a hearty roast or sweet BBQ ribs and its best qualities with stand out. Drink now-2014.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2012