Little Roo Merlot NV

This post has proved to be one of the most often-visited posts over at Blogarhythms and was originally published on 8/6/2010.

Always on the lookout for a new inexpensive wine experience, I ran across a new [to me] Australian brand at my local grocery store.  It’s called Little Roo, and the Merlot that I picked up to sample is a non-vintage selection.  Here are my thoughts on it.

Vineyard:      Little Roo
Varietal:        Merlot
Vintage:        NV
Appellation:  Southeastern Australia
Price:           $8.99

Notes:     Simple and pleasant is how I’d describe this Merlot from Little Roo.  It had a primarily cherry fruit flavor on the palate right away and developed a nice raspberry near the finish.  There was also an interesting licorice note in the middle.  I don’t particularly like licorice, but it was light enough that it intrigued me more than anything.  If only I could travel to Australia and experience the wine in it’s native environment!  Now wouldn’t that be nice?  For now, I’ll have to stick to drinking Australian and imagining the rest.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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