Wine of the Week for February 20, 2006

Castillo de Molina Merlot 2002 - $12.95
Style: R3

I don’t usually find much to recommend in Italian Merlot, but I keep looking hoping that I’ll find something like this. With deep black cherry colour, it shows huge aromas of licorice, leather and dried berries with a hint of vanilla and a touch of barnyard. Very good on the palate, showing smoke and plums, with firm, dusty tannins. Quite full bodied with good length, a splendid nose and a food friendly palate. Try with grilled tuna, a Sunday roast or a rich bean stew. (LCBO 237818)

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