Concha Y Toro Merlot Marques de Casa Concha Puemo Cachapoal Valley Merlot Chile 2006
A surprising little gem with the essence of Chile, very ripe blueberries, and deep fruit at the front that finishes with a deep leather flavor.
This review is for the 2006 Merlot. Some of the reviews are clearly not for this wine, but probably other varietals from this winery. I am not a Merlot fan, but this is fantastic. Great nose, dark berries, leather, spice. Smells a lot like a Zin. On the palate again very dark berry, leather, spice, and a bit of smoke. Great surprise. Would definitely buy again.
Amazing value for the buck.
Неплохое мерло. В аромате красные ягоды и кедр. Вкус полнотелый сбалансированный, многовато древесины
This is a consistently good wine for the price. Good body, would not be embarrassed to serve to most discrminiating friends.
I love the hints of chocolate and toasty oak.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Merlot Marques de Casa Concha Puemo Cachapoal Valley Merlot Chile
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 90Well-defined, with a range of green and yellow apple, lime and floral notes supported by judicious toast, which allows a good minerally edge to emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2009.Wine Tasting NotesClean and bright. Light yellow. Combining richness with elegance and vibrancy this ripe, delicious wine serves up tasty pear, fig and toasty hazelnut. Deeply concentrated with silky texture and layers of ripe, opulent fig, pear and hazelnut. It finishes with a long and vibrant character.
A big and bursting combination of healthy black fruit and copious French oak is manifested in the nose as bitter chocolate and plum pie. The palate is lively and full-bodied, with mature fruit flavors and velvety tannins, while plenty more of that bitter chocolate echoes across the finish.
Rich and stylish on one hand, and brawny and bold on the other. This saturated, meaty bruiser starts with dark plum, cassis and eucalyptus aromas. Then comes a parade of chewy, high-powered fruit flavors: currant, cherry and blackberry. Casual back notes of chocolate and caramel cement this generous offering.
Auge: dunkles, tiefes Rot; Nase: reife und intensive Aromen nach Kirschen und Brombeeren; Gaumen: feine Struktur mit weichen Tanninen und fruchtig, komplex
Auge: tiefes Rubinrot; Nase: rote Frucht, Vanille, fein und komplex; Gaumen: weiche Tannine, konzentriert, angenehm mit einem lang anhaltenden Abgang
Winemaker Marcelo Papa crafted this rich and succulent merlot from vines planted during the early 80's. Closed when first opened, the aromas evolve to cinnamon and sweet chocolate scents. The deep flavors go from fresh herbs to sweet, juicy black currants, while the structure feels ample, covering the palate with its soft, rich tannins.
A robust, lightly herbal take on merlot, this wine's flavors are ripe - similar to blackberry jam and figs - carried on a dense, chocolatey texture. A red for winter with ripe cheeses.