Stlto Merlot Malbec 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Abruzzo, Italy

$12.15 (232272)

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Critic Reviews (1)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Elegant packaging for an elegant wine which is surprisingly good. Expect mild berry aromas with a hint of vanilla and...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

This wine surprised me considering the label that had to be done by a female. Oh wait it was! Usually these labels are designed as a quick pick-up marketing to get the consumer to buy, but not really a quality style wine. This one is! It has dark ruby in colour with medium intensity on the nose. The nose is pleasant with light oak, blackberry, cherry, raisins, blueberry & cola notes. The taste is also pleasant with similar notes as the nose. Medium+ acidity, medium+ tannins, medium length & body. This wine is balanced & easy to drink on it's own or try with chicken with rum & cola sauce or if you're being more conventional it pairs well with BBQ lamb chops. Drink now or cellar for 1-2 years.

Best Buy. Good complexity & quality for a wine under $15.

Tasted 21 July 2011. Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 10/10, Score: 18.5+/20.

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Plums, coffee, blackberries, mint, and jamminess on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, has lots of fruit, has soft tannin, and a lingering aftertaste. Excellent value.

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