merlot, the cellar cut 2018

merlot with chicken dinner

I’m trying this wine with a casual dinner of cold roast chicken and coleslaw. Trying the wine first before starting dinner, the first thing I notice is the smell brings back memories of good wines. The first sip reminds me of kite surfing, a hobby I have taken up recently. It reminds me of those days when the ocean is smooth and glassy, fresh in temperature like in winter. It reminds me of smoothness and coolness on the lips. It has a nice little bit of tanginess on the tongue. I think it will go well with many foods. Almost some sourness or bitterness wrapped up in the tang it gives on the tongue.

Trying the wine again after some dinner, it’s interesting. It does have a little sweet aftertaste. It is like you are in a parallel universe. The taste is similar but different. If before food it was like kite surfing on a glassy ocean, then afterwards it’s like doing a small jump, then another quick sip builds the intensity in the mouth like doing a slightly higher jump kite surfing and so on. I think this is a good wine for having with a simple meal at home.

You can buy this wine from your local store for around AUD$8

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