Poplar Grove 2004 Merlot
Wow talk about big nose, has that Turpentine / Pine nose just big that I pick up from the Malbec maybe its just big smell it from a mile away.
Poplar Grove Winery
95% Merlot 5% Malbec
18 months in French Oak barrels, 12 motnhs bottle ageing
686 cases produced
Tawny Brown, Bing Colour Juices.
Turpentine/pine, Cherries, Clove (spice), caramel (later on at the end).
The Aroma is big just bang hits you right in the face very "new world" style I would say.
Silky Smooth, round with being 14.5% you couldn't tell it was so high in alc. the flavour I couldn't pick up Maybe need more time it has a nice acid balance but the tannins were just nice a smooth.
Paired well with the 48Hour 60Degree Sous-Vide beef Tongue which I cooked the fatty gaminess went really nice with the wine