Maker: Little Penguin
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
The Little Penguin Merlot 2004 is the second variety we’ve tried from Little Penguin, and. like the Shiraz we sampled, it’s a pleasing, accessible, and economical wine. For a Merlot, it’s unusually full. Its aroma is pleasantly fruity if a bit weak, and its smooth, rounded flavor is full of cherry with a hint of vanilla. The cherry continues into the prolonged finish, and blends with light pepper.
Cheap Wine Reviews liked this wine too.
At Box Wines, we’re impressed by Little Penguin – they seem to produce eminently drinkable red wines that will appeal to novice wine drinkers but not offend the more serious palate. I tried the Little Penguin Personality Test and, oddly enough, turned out to be a Merlot. Inasmuch as Merlot is my least favorite red, this was a bit distressing. Nevertheless, if I had to be a Merlot, I could do a lot worse than Little Penguin.