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Walnut Crest Merlot Premier 2009

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

A soft, fruity Merlot with plum and black cherry flavors. Full and lush on the palate, this Merlot would perfectly suit spicy barbecue wings or ribs. Walnut Crest's quality soars above many wines in this price category and is a great everyday choice.

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Winery: Walnut Crest
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Walnut Crest:
Rafael and José Guilisasti were visionaries in the late 1990s when they saw that the market was beginning to change and that consumers worldwide were becoming more aware of the products they were consuming, not only for health reasons, but also with respect to their social and environmental impacts. They therefore asked winemaking consultant Alvaro Espinoza to join them in the process of conve... Read more
Rafael and José Guilisasti were visionaries in the late 1990s when they saw that the market was beginning to change and that consumers worldwide were becoming more aware of the products they were consuming, not only for health reasons, but also with respect to their social and environmental impacts. They therefore asked winemaking consultant Alvaro Espinoza to join them in the process of converting a conventional Chilean winery into one that was 100% organic and biodynamic with the firm objective of creating wines of the highest quality with great respect for nature. Now, after more than a decade, what began as a dream has become a complete portfolio of wines backed by major national and international awards and recognition and that meet the new need of today’s consumers. Read less

External Reviews for Walnut Crest Merlot Premier

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A soft, fruity Merlot with plum and black cherry flavors. Full and lush on the palate, this Merlot would perfectly suit spicy barbecue wings or ribs. Walnut Crest's quality soars above many wines in this price category and is a great everyday choice.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 1997 Merlot is somewhat herbaceous, but ripe and soft, with low acidity, and a round, flat attack. Nevertheless, there is good fruit, and plenty of glycerin in an easy-going, understated style.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This Chilean wine is generous, harmonious and lush, with plenty of plum and cassis flavors wrapped around ripe tannins and well-integrated notes of toast and smoke. A bargain at twice the price.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A soft red with cherry and eucalyptus scents, this gentle, fruity wine is ready for pork chops off the grill.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This quaffable Merlot sports bell pepper, plum and tobacco notes. Finishes on a slightly charry note.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A rich, ripe, brawny red from Chile. This shows deep color, aromas of plum and smoke, with plum, light herbal and toast flavors in good balance. There's good concentration here for an unbelievable price; it will be better in 1996.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Walnut Crest Merlot is one of those little gifts of the wine world: a real red wine for just what you'd hoped to pay for it. It's always been a good wine; this vintage seems a little better. Typically Rapel in its smoothness and fine grape flavors of cassis, it also has a light touch of caramelized oak to balance. This is nothing more than a fresh, light and easy Chilean Merlot that does everything right. The sooner you drink it, the more you'll get out of it.


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