Maker: George Duboeuf
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Georges Duboeuf Merlot 2003 comes in a bottle with the firm’s signature label – a prominent flower. This one looks like a poppy or hibiscus. It’s flagged as a “red table wine”, but it’s actually not bad. Its aroma is nicely fruity. The flavor isn’t as fruit-forward as some Merlots, but it has good berry, plum, and oak notes. It’s a well structured wine, with a rather juicy finish. It’s a nice Merlot that rises above the genre.
For a well under $10, this is a nicely complex Merlot. We recommend it.