Mile High's "Wine of the Week": May 17th
Penley Estate Gryphon Coonawarra Merlot 2010
Let’s just be upfront about what we have for you this week. It’s Australian Merlot. Ok, for everyone who didn’t quit reading, this is some freaking good juice and it’s a steal at this price. The 2010 Gryphon delivers an exceptional nose of toasty oak, chocolate truffle, cigar box, anise, grilled bread, and sun baked earth. It is the kind of nose that serves as a clear reminder of the power, interest, and style that makes Merlot such an important varietal in the world of fine wine (let’s not forget that Chateau Petrus is composed entirely of Merlot). The palate fulfills the promise that th...