This Hamilton Estates Merlot 2003 is a special wine because it was gift from Tom’s parents. We have been saving it and only drink a bottle on special occasions. Well, tonight is Christmas Eve and we have our sons home and it is a very special evening.
This Hamilton Estates Merlot 2003 is deep, dark red. The nose is plum, tobacco, and black tea. On the palate the plum and black tea are coupled with berries, dark earth, and strawberry jam. We chose this wine because it is a special night. We will drink this wine with our dinner of a roasted chicken stuffed with garlic, lemon, and thyme. This is a soft and velvety wine. The tannins are gentle. This is a delicious wine.