Weekly Wine – Kressmann

6 Jan

SONY DSCKressmann Selection Merlot
2014
France
750ml
12.5% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)

The first sip of this wine puts a little grimace on the lips. Some might take it as a smile – suggesting that you are enjoying this wine.
But no.
The wine is dry, acidic and has a distinctive sulphite aftertaste.
With subsequent tastes the sensation remains and I get confused as to how to rate this wine. It ain’t bad but it ain’t good.
This wine used to be a staple at weddings, funerals, and other such events. It is a very standard table wine. And it’s French so it has some cache.
But there are better French wines at or near this price point. Not to mention Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or other “new world” wines. In France, in Parisian shops, there are much better wines for about half the price. (And they say Paris is expensive…)
The more I drink this wine the harder it goes down. I think about the weddings and functions I was at and had this wine in my very, very youthful era. I enjoyed it then because it was free and plentiful. Time has moved on and this wine feels nostalgic and old – it is harsh and uninteresting.
What a pity.

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