Yes, the 2nd bottle of Tempus Two Pewter Merlot 2004 was just as bad as the first. What a disappointment. In my opinion save your money and try a different New World Merlot, there are loads of great ones out there. Try dipping into the excellent wines of Chile or the up and coming Argentina. I even had a Uruguayan one at the Fat Duck a few months ago.
I’ll have to stick with my initial rating of one star I’m afraid. Yeurgh!