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Domaine De Saint-Antoine Merlot 2008


Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer:Domine De Saint-Antoine, France.

Grape Variety: Merlot.

Geographic Origin: Vin de Pays d’Oc; France.

Vintage: 2008.

Price: $10.00

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Grilled chicken with mild barbecue sauce, parmesan cheese oven baked potatoes and steamed asparagus

Tasting:

    He said: Dark brown/red color (with a small amount of sediment). Fruity/barn-yard bouquet. Quite strong ripe fruit taste with lots of acid and hints of spice. The finish was medium , at best and had a strong earthy lingering taste (but without any fruit). It was a good paring with the dinner and delicious with chocolate. At $10.00 it’s okay, but I’m not going to buy more.

    She said: Dark red brown color. Full fruity bouquet followed by tasty flavor and full body; dry with firm tannins; rather abrupt short finish with only the tannins standing out. Undistinguished with sharp cheddar but heightened by dark chocolate. this is a good buy at $10.00.

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