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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Wine Entry : Xanadu Secession Merlot 2002 (Western Australia)

Couldn't remember where I got this Xanadu already, but it cost me S$28 a bottle. I have tried the higher end Reserva version and it was pretty nice. The wine was a pale reddish-pink in colour, typical of a merlot which is not as full-bodied, but the taste was otherwise. I like the design of the bottle, very classy and chic, especially with the motif of the dragon. This should be the signature wine of this blog eh?!

Smell : Black berries, Cherries and Cherry pips, slight vanilla essence and oak.

Taste : Mild tannies with little fruit. Woody-like akin to cedar with a ribena base. Has significant structure for a Merlot varietal wine.

After-Taste : Oakish with spice and a grapefruit-like pull at the short finish.

Description at back of bottle : Full-bodied & generous. A contemporary style from Western Australia's South West.



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