Santa Carolina Merlot Reserva 2011, Colchagua Valley

Merlot Merlot
Colchagua Valley, Chile

$12.95 (324590)

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Medium deep ruby red colour; very spicy, rich yet elegant with licorice, chocolate, cherries, plum and tobacco on the nose; dry, medium bodied with plum black cherry and cinnamon/spice flavours with hints of cedar, mint and green pepper; crisp but well balanced; ripe tannin on finish. Serving Suggestion Serve with bbq spareribs, grilled steak and prime rib.
88 pts
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Critic Reviews (1)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

An excellent serious merlot with good varietal character. Expect a nose of dusty blackberry and black cherry fruit...

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Community Reviews (2)

Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Raspberry, plums, mint, earthiness, and herbs on the nose. Lots and lots of fruit with soft tannins. The wine is medium-bodied and excellent value.

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Purple Moose
Purple Moose

The nose is quite complex, with smoky, peppery notes commingled with black fruit notes. There is a pleasantly crisp acidity on the palate. Unfortunately, the tannins and length disappoint. The mouth feel is watery and the length is poor. Nevertheless, good value.

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