The Little Penguin Merlot 2010

Total Wine & More, $4.99 (750ml) or $8.99 (1.5L)

Aaron:  The strong smell of this merlot blended berries with oak to reveal a rich but sharp nose.  The flavor was great, featuring butterscotch and chocolate (which came to prevalence primarily on the finish).  The smooth, medium body was enjoyable and lacked any bite making this a very gentle wine with lots of cherry.  92 points

Teri: If I never tried this wine I would still love it for the label. Having spent time in Australia and seeing the little fairy blue penguins this wine label brings back great memories. But after trying the wine I feel the label is spot on classifying the wine inside at the same awe inspiring level as these extraordinary animals and the price as small as their size. This merlot has a full rich flavor not commonly found in merlots with extremely smooth flavors of black cherry, rhubarb, and blackberry with a slight finish of strawberry and smoke/spice. High points for the wine and some bonus for the amazing label. 94 points 

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