14 Hands Merlot
This wine poured plum colored in the glass with edges of strawberry. Legs were apparent and slow to drip down the sides of the glass. Light barely penetrated this wine.
The aroma of the 14 Hands Merlot was very pleasing. It started as dark and earthy, but then revealed notes of cherry with a light tinge of alcohol in the nose.
On the palate, the wine exhibited lush flavors of mocha, black cherry and blackberries. A bit of oak, as well.
Mouthfeel was smooth and milky. However, firm tannins were noted especially on the sides of the tongue.
The finish was long and brought about a very interesting and enjoyable transition from smooth and milky to slightly dry. Likely due to the blend and the structure of the tannins.