I like wine, and I hope you do too. To avoid getting stuck in a wine rut, I’ve decided that when I try a new wine, I’ll review it here for you. So really, you’re helping me, help you. Because let’s be honest, who really knows what voluptuous berry flavors and hints of mocha tastes like? Note: that’s the actual description of this month’s wine. When you’re just trying to grab a bottle and head home to Netflix and chill, you don’t have time for the guessing game. I’ll choose from a variety of wines at different price points to determine whether you should splurge or save. Perhaps the best part of this series? I’ll be writing as I “taste” each wine, so this should be fun.
First up: Ménage à Trois Midnight.
For starters “voluptuous black cherry and berry flavors with hints of mocha and exotic spice” is a bit of a stretch. If I try really hard I can taste the black cherry, but I have to try really hard. I was excited to try this flavor as I’m big fan of Ménage à Trois Silk, but this flavor didn’t deliver. It’s on the direr side and didn’t have as much complexity as I had hoped. This red blend gave me Cabernet Savion vibes, which wasn’t what I was going for, if it was I would have purchased a Cab. I couldn’t help but notice that the flavor had an almost watery note…I know that’s not a thing, but this wine just made it one.
You’ll enjoy this wine if you lean toward dry reds with less fruity notes. I tasted the wine with a clean pallet first but I typically like to enjoy my reds with dark chocolate, and must admit this wine does perform much better with a chocolatey dessert, as the flavor won’t compete with your treat.
I was so disappointed; I almost didn’t want to finish the bottle…but I did. Ménage à Trois Midnight may actually be my least favorite red thus far. I probably won’t be rewinding this wine any time soon.
I’m giving this wine 1 out of 5 grapes.
Have a favorite wine you think I should try? Let me know!