Banrock Station is one of those Australian Wines - cheap, generic, generally drinkable, seldom memorable. Banrock's claim to fame is their support of conservation. Really, I don't care about your green washing. Just make some decent wine.
Some of their wines are blech (2010 Shiraz comes to mind), some are not.
The 2010 Merlot is definitely in the not blech category. In fact it is quite drinkable.
Purchased at closeout prices from Gordy's at $2.99, I figured why not.
Result - pretty good, really good considering I got it for three bucks. Would be a good deal at it's more normal retail price of $6.99.
Good fruit, not much tannins, fairly easy drinking but enough body to make it pleasant. Fruity, but not sweet. Decent for cooking and drinking.