jamie goode's wine blog: Another merrr-low - one for Musar fans?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Another merrr-low - one for Musar fans?

Continuing in my pursuit of the drinkable Merlot (I jest...), here's an interesting one. It's from Argentinean winery Weinert, known for their wines made in a distinctive 'traditional' mould. This was really nice, and reminded me a bit of the famous (and funky) Lebanese wine Chateau Musar. Look, this won't be to everyone's taste, but I think it's a delicious wine in this particular style.

Bodega Weinert Merlot 2002 Mendoza, Argentina
Slightly faded brown/red colour. The nose is aromatic and evolved, with earthy notes and a sweetly spiced character. The palate is soft and spicy with a very smooth fruity character and nice sweet earthiness. This is a bit Musar-ish, with its reliance on non-fruity elements. It's deliciously balanced. 90/100 (10.95 http://www.winedirect.co.uk/)

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At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Sounds good! Must try it sometime.

At 2:38 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I have also found the Weinert Malbec and Cab Sauv to be "Funky" - I love them, but you are so right - I would not serve them to just anyone. A guilty personal pleasure.

At 1:13 AM, Blogger mrfroopy said...

you want to try a great structured Merlot?
The Luddite Merlot from Sonoma, CA.. 15 dollars.
I don't know if theese wines are availble in the UK.
Don't confuse this with the South African Luddite.


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