Viña Cono Sur Merlot 2009
This is a serious Merlot that is high in intensity with a wonderful dark plum red color. Its fruit expression is impressive with aromas of sweet blackberries and light notes of sweet toasted oak. In the mouth it is sweet and intense with an excellent structure and balanced acidity. Drink young: 2 to 3 years.
Editorial Reviews for Viña Cono Sur Merlot
Some ash and sun-dried tomato greet the nose along with black currant fruit and some weediness. A bit murky on the palate, with dark and fairly intense flavors that seem a bit muddy and indistinct. There's some nice, slightly jammy black cherry fruit on the mid-palate and some cocoa and mocha oak notes as well before the oak, burnt and slightly bitter flavor takes over on the moderately long finish. This feels a bit too extracted. 82pts