Gran Hacienda Reserva Merlot 2007

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Viña Santa Rita:
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed... Read more
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed under the ownership of Mr. Vicente García - Huidobro, father of the famous Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro Fernández. In 1980, the Grupo Claro acquired the Santa Rita property, giving a strong impulse to the enterprise in all of its scope, introducing great technological improvements and wine elaboration techniques unknown in Chile at that time. At the end of the 80´s a great expansion period for Santa Rita starts, sustained by the great momentum experienced by its exports and the excellent reputation acquired by its products, which obtained important awards and worldwide recognition. Read less

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Snooth User: scotchlife
12600752
3.00 5
02/06/2009

First Taste - Poured through an aerator, I was immediately confused by the bouquet. Overwhelming musty, basement smell, thought "corked" immediately. But then it opened up more and some oak rolled out with some other hints, including vanilla that barely came out. Color - Deep blackberry color. Taste, typical Cab Sav yet lacking the tannins. Not silky tannins but very light. I thought it was quite balanced and slightly acidic. Tart. I am going to give this one a day two try, but not a fan at first taste. WOW. After recorking and resting til the next time this wine really came into its own. The bouquet was alive and fruity, Black Currants jumped out onto the palette and the tannins were close to perfect. After reading other reviews of products of this vineyard I feel better now, this is just a wine you do not want to open and pour.


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,137
2.00 5
05/18/2012

Ok. Not the best wine I've ever had, but not the worst either.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
07/29/2010

My Rating 89. Complex nose with fruity but dry nose. Good balance with plenty of tannins and good complexity berries . Nice finish


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
4.00 5
11/26/2013

Rating 87 point. Very firm structure and good nose. This wine needs more time to develop. Keep and enjoy in 3 years. Tasted again in 2013 and now a rating of 90. Wine has developed and is much more even in taste with some tar like aromas and elegant nose. A joy to drink now.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
02/06/2010

Rating 87+ hard to tell still closed in. Firm body with plenty of tannins. Good complexity that needs time. Nose is light but very well balanced. Keep for a couple of years and enjoy. Price relationship very good $ 9.-

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needs time

Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
2.50 5
03/22/2009

caramel and wood scents medium body, a bit tangy slight warm finish


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.50 5
12/14/2008

Very fruit forward, almost a little jammy, New World style Cabernet Sauvignon. I tasted black currant and maybe some blackberry in the mix.


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External Reviews for Gran Hacienda Reserva Merlot

External Review
10/06/2009

Very polished with a hefty beam of plum and violet laced with aged tobacco and a high toned vanilla note. The long finish lets mineral and herb noted to peek in.


External Review
11/25/2009

Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon 120 Rapel Valley 2007 750ML


External Review
10/06/2009

Bursting with aromas of luscious tropical fruit fresh green apples and a zesty note of orange peel. Silky fruity and refreshing. Medium-bodied and round.


External Review
10/06/2009

90WS 90 ST 90 RP no further case discount


External Review
12/31/2010

gehaltvoller, fruchtiger Rotwein


External Review
02/12/2011

Dunkles Granatrot, üppiger Duft von Beeren, Pflaumen und Schokolade. Angenehmes Tannin.


External Review
04/10/2009

Dark fruits, baking spices, and soft tannins make this the perfect wine for cold-weather comfort food. This is ready to drink tonight, and won't disappoint your guests.


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Tasting Notes:

Deep ruby-red. Aroma of violets, sweet tobacco and juicy blackberries and hint of oak. Ripe and smooth tannins with a long finish.

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Closure: Cork


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