Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Merlot, merlot, merlot and some more merlot.

Joined a number of colleagues at the Summerland Research Station for some Merlot tasting this morning.
As I posted earlier, the plan is to see if a scientific survey of trained tasters will reveal similar charactistics in a wine that can be attributed to terroir.

The subject wine was barrel samples of 2004 Merlot from various wineries.

Despite being wine makers and such, lots of the tasters were complaining of palate fatigue fairly early on.
Kudos to the staff and scientists at the station for a well-organized and executed session. Information from the proceedings will be made available in the coming months.

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