Costa Lazaridis "Chateau Julia Merlot" 2010

100% Merlot
A still red wine from the Pelopponnese region of Greece.

Deep & elegant. Sour cherry jam & tobacco leaf.

Tasting Notes

The Chateau Julia 2010 from Costa Lazaridis Estate has a deep ruby colour with garnet hues.

The nose is deep and dark with notes of sour cherry and black berry jam. The bouquet is more complex though with leather and tapanade, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate.

The mouthfeel is medium body with elegant, integrated tannins. On the palate this Chateau Julia merlot shows notes of coffee and tobacco.

The finish is long and very pleasant.

Score 90

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Costa Lazaridis "Chateau Julia Merlot" 2010
Chateau Julia Merlot (2010) Review
Estate making Chateau Julia Merlot Estate Costa Lazaridis
Chateau Julia Merlot (2010) Label Chateau Julia Merlot
Style of Chateau Julia Merlot Style Red & Still
Country of Costa Lazaridis Country Greece
Region of Costa Lazaridis Region Pelopponnese
Grape blend of Chateau Julia Merlot Grapes Merlot
Vintage of Chateau Julia Merlot Vintage 2010
My review of Chateau Julia Merlot Points

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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