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My parents really enjoy this wine. They buy it in mass quantities (6 magnums) from Sam's and finish a bottle in about 3 days. That being said, this wine is an enjoyable "house wine" that is nice to have around. This wine is medium bodied with medium dryness. You can taste slight tannins with a hint of spicy berry. Being a mass produced wine, it leave little on the palate and does not have much finish. This can be expected for the $7 price tag for a magnum. If you are in the mood to drink a lot of wine without breaking the bank I would recommend this but if you want to experience the true terroir of Chile I would look elsewhere...
Smoky sweet fruit in the nose, smoky mocha with nice oak and finish. Smooth, nice!
I have to agree with fellow Snoother Tabednar's review. This is a decent house red that's affordable to boot.
One of the best examples of the varietal I've ever tasted - 90% Carmenere with 10% Cab thrown in for grace notes. Full-bodied w/ powerful blackfruit and spice - and a little black pepper - and while almost 15% alcohol and rich, isn't an overwhelming fruit bomb. Nice finish and really smooth tannins. Just outstanding and marvelous value.
A tão falada safra histórica de vinhos tinto reserva da Casillero 2007 realmente produziu uma vinho diferenciado. Não sei dizer o quanto superior aos anteriores já que nunca fui grande consumidor do vinho. Mas o Carmenère está excelente. Aroma, achocolatado e frutas vermelhas. Fica uma leve impressão de que falta algo, o gosto não é tão persistente. Mas pelo preço no Brasil de R$ 33,00 é um vinho espetacular.
Great Value, won't astound but won't disappoint either. Smooth is the name of the game here...hints of chocolate, plum, and almond.
Excellent value for money. Smooth, well balanced, dark fruits, touch of chocolate. Good with burgers, grilled meats etc
External Reviews for Frontera Merlot
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque purple-colored with aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, scorched earth, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by an opulent, very intense, complex Cabernet with gobs of savory fruit, exceptional depth, and enough structure to evolve for 6ndash;8 years. This lengthy, classy effort will be at its best from 2015 to 2035.
Intensives Rubinrot. Nobles Bouquet von reifen, schwarzen Johannisbeeren, Pflaumen und delikaten Brombeeren, gepaart mit mineralischen Noten und feinen Vanillenoten, Kaffee und etwas Orangenzeste. Ungemein delikate Frucht mit einer herausragenden Frucht-Säure-Balance, erstklassige Tanninstruktur, elegant und äusserst charaktervoll, stattliche Länge.
This is a muscular vintage of Don Melchor, Enrique Tiradorsquo;s top cabernet from Concha y Toro. Its ripe black currant aromas meld with light herb scents. The structure is robust and tense, with young tannins that will need another two to three years to fuse with the fruit. Or drink it now with prime rib.
This comes across as the best Don Melchor that Concha y Toro has produced, and at $69 it should be. Itrsquo;s very ripe, with oak sitting atop pure cassis and plum aromas. The palate is sweet, juicy and packed with dynamite blackberry and black plum flavors. Dark, chocolaty and long on the finish, with ripe tannins. Drink now or hold for five years.
From El Tocornal, on the north bank of the Maipo river, this latest release of Don Melchor is still too young to completely reveal its character. Menthol and black cherry aromas dominate the wine. The palate, severe and tight, speaks of strength and musculature rather than Melchorrsquo;s usual gentleness. Decant it now for game, or save a bottle for the next five to six years.
Attractive blackberry and toasted oak, with plenty of tar and licorice on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with good fruit and ripe tannins, but slightly hollow in the center palate. Second wine of Mouton. Seems better than the 2006. Score range: 85... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Le Petit Mouton 750ml
Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and potpourri, made more complex by notes of musky herbs and tobacco. The yield in andrsquo;07 was reportedly pitifully low but this wine comes off as lithe and energetic, with excellent clarity and sweet red fruit character. Finishes with noteworthy length, clarity and a juicy red fruit character, and with very soft tannins. This will drink well young or with age. I also had the chance to re-visit the 2006 Don Melchor, and it has put on weight and richness since last year, but with no loss of vivacity. Iandrsquo;d keep my hands off my bottles for at least another five years.
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