We received our loot today – 2 luscious bottles of red vino:
2007 Chateau des Charmes Cabernet Merlot (retails at $12.95)
Description: Cabernet-Merlot is a classically styled blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is a medium-bodied red wine with flavours of spicy red bell pepper, raspberry and cassis. It is ready to drink now but will develop with a few years in the bottle.
Best 2012 to 2016
2008 Tawse Meritage (retails at $58.15)
Description: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc. individually matured in French oak barriques. Building on the success of its predecessors, this wine is incredibly balanced, rich, complex. The deep ruby colour has an inky character. The wine displays the best characteristics of the component varieties; ripe dark fruits, wonderful earthy notes of tobacco, cedar and freshly turned soil, spicy elements of pepper, bitter dark chocolate and licorice. This is a beautiful wine with very good aging potential.
Best 2013 to 2017