Rosewood Estates Merlot 2010, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Critic Reviews (4)
Community Reviews (4)
This merlot exceeded my expectations. It is refined, elegant, smooth, rounded and balanced. Nice fruit with silky tannins and good acidity that comes together in a well co-ordinated package. Excellent length. Just like my wife in a sleek sequined evening gown. Yum! Grip it n' sip it! April 2013.
The 2010 Rosewood Estates Merlot, aged in French Oak for 13 months, is a medium bodied, fruity wine, with intense aromas of raspberry jam, prune, oak, coconut and vanilla. It has refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a long, sweet-vanillin finish. This wine can be enjoyed as a standalone sipper and will compliment food as well; drink now or cellar for 5+ years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – well priced for $22.00 and hence a recommended buy. Tasted Oct/12.
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There are lots of wonderful tastes here, as said in the Critic Reviews. But, while it improved with time, it never got smooth enough to quite rate a ninety, or really be worth the money. But then, maybe smoothness is more important to me than for others.