2009 Môreson Miss Molly In My Bed

Medium-plus ruby red in the glass. Almost-medium intensity appealing nose of deep black fruit, red cherry, and wood fire. Dry, medium acidity and medium-plus tannins. Medium body, nicely balanced Merlot and Cabernet: blackberry and plum, oak and a touch of coffee; 14% alcohol. Medium length. Overall good. A gift from my father; I believe this was about $30 at Kits Wine. See Môreson Family Winery.

Môreson Miss Molly In My Bed 2009

Château Chéreau Lussac-Saint-Emilion 2000

Slightly cloudy, medium-plus ruby with a hint of purple, and a tawny rim. Clean, medium intensity plum and black cherry nose. Very dry, medium acidity and more tannins than I would have expected from a right bank Bordeaux. Light body. Nice balance of red and black fruits: cherries, a bit of plum, and berries; a bit of woodiness—not oak, more like the appealing dry boards of a well-loved home. Nicely balanced; good length. 12.5% alcohol. Recommended.

A gift from my father, who tells me this was about $30 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.

Château Chéreau 2000

Terra Noble Reserva Merlot 2008

In the glass this is clear, almost-deep ruby with a hint of purple. Nose is a clean, medium intensity black cherry and spice with a background of burnt oak and earthiness. Dry, medium acidity, and more tannins that I might have expected, with a medium body. In the mouth the black fruit again dominates, along with spice and oak; some plum notes, and a bit of heat from the 14.5% alcohol. Medium finish. Not terribly complex, but nicely balanced; an appealing drink, overall good. This was a gift from my father, so I’m not sure of price; around $22 I believe, from Kitsilano Wine Cellar. See Terranoble Wine of Chile, and the winemaker’s technical sheet (PDF).

Terra Noble Reserva Merlot 2008