Cuvee Merlot

Cost: $24.95
Grape Variety: 85% Merlot, 15% Syrah
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Trialto Wine group
Country: Chile
Region: Colchagua Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Lapostolle
Alcohol: 15% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium ruby in colour with medium intense nose.

A nice juicy merlot, but be careful as its listed at 15% alcohol

Positives: A complex wine featuring blackberry, blueberry, Allspice, tamarinds, vanilla, raspberry and some cooked spinach. Medium+ body and tannins with good acidity, a long length and the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None

Drink now on its own or cellar it for another 7 years. Pair it with venison.

Tasted: 11 June 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 18.5+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+