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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Pedestal Merlot
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Pedestal Merlot 2003

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesMichel Rolland in Washington is not un-like Rolland in Argentina. Big smoky, savoury, gamey, peppery, black cherry jam, garrigue nose with saddle leather, tobacco and black olive aromas. Incredibly rich, fat, warm, concentrated wine with ripe, grainy, grippy tannins but the key is with lively acidity. Lots of smoky vanilla, black cherry, plum jam, floral, spicy, cardamom flavours finish long mixing mint, resin and espresso. Big ripe, fruity style with oak but has finesse and balance and acidity. Will improve over the next 2-5 years. This will give many a chateau in Pomerol a run for its money.Tasted: 16 May 2006Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 84.99 speculative listing - Mark Anthony Brands US 55.00 retail Producer: Long Shadows VintnersDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: MerlotCSPC: 680082UPC: 808755003853