HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Merlot

HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster  Merlot

(no vintage) California ($7.00 for 750 ml)

(Red Wine)

I feel bad doing this.  Honestly, I do.  Poor HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster didn’t get the best review by antiwinesnob on its Cabernet Sauvignon, and I had great hopes of remedying this when I got around to trying the Merlot. 

Well, I have to say, out of the two HRMRGG47PR’s I’ve tried thus far, I’ve got to give the blue ribbon to the Cab.  Even though I didn’t think it was all that great. 

Why?

I’ve tried to come up with an alternative description than my initial exclamation when first sipping this varietal, but to tell you the truth, I just can’t.  It actually smelled — and tasted — a bit like a chicken coup.  Truly.  I thought my nose had been hijacked by the power of suggestion, so I started sniffing other aromas just to make sure and clear away any possible subliminal influence, but when I tried the Merlot again, that aroma and taste came back loud and clear.  Chicken coupy. That’s the best way I can describe it.

It also had a bit of a peppery flavor, but nothing to really be redeemed by.  The remaining taste was a bit dull, flat, chicken-coupy and slightly rotten.  In short, not that great.  Maybe it was a bad bottling ….

Bottom line?  Sometimes, Giant 47 Pound Roosters are just plain fowl. 

wine’s website:  http://www.rexgoliath.com/

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