Canto de Apalta 2011by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0956 Grape Variety: 45% Carmenère; 25% Merlot; 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with mixed red berries and black cherries over baking spice and peppery garden herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and a touch grippy balancing the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine has good complexity. The finish is long and pleasant. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/canto-de-apalta/?year=2011

Reserva Merlot 2009 by Vina TerraNoble

IMG_0855 Grape variety: 86% Merlot and 14% Carmenere

Good plus dry wine loaded with red strawberries and a touch of cherry over vanilla and sweet herbs. The medium tannins are rounded and the acidity is medium minus giving good balance. The fruit has medium intensity and gives medium length. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.terranoble.cl/ingles

Echeverria Classic Merlot 2011 by Vina Echeverria

IMG_0856 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good dry wine with red berries, a peppery note and touch of dried herbs. The medium minus tannins are mature and give good structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is fairly short. Drink now and for 2-3years.

http://www.echewine.com/home.html

Antiguas Reserva Merlot 2008 by Viña Cousiño Macul

IMG_0719 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus wine with classic red berries and touch of current over a base of baking spice. The medium tannins are rounded and give good balance with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity. The finish is medium plus and shows baking spice notes. Drinking now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.cousinomacul.com/en/

ONA Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere 2006 by Anakena

IMG_0705 Grape variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot,25% Carmenere

Very good wine with ripe black plums and berries over a minty fresh garden herbal note and touch of bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity giving good structure. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now.

http://www.anakenawines.cl

Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend 2009 by Matetic Vineyards

IMG_0721 Grape Varieties: 63% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec, 4% Merlot.

Very good wine with red plums, currents and black raspberries over baking spice and cacao with a floral note. The medium tannins are ripe and round balancing the medium minus acidity. The wine has good complexity. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://matetic.com/en/vino/corralillo-winemakers-blend-2009-en/

Trio Merlot Reserva 2011 by Concha y Toro

IMG_0693 Grape Variety: 70% Merlot, 15% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good plus wine with black fruit and dried herbs. The medium minus tannins are grippy. The wine has good balance and is structured. The finish is medium minus and sweet. Drink now and for 1-2 years.

http://www.trioconchaytoro.com/our-wines-and-style/our-wines/merlot-en/

Reserva Merlot 2010 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0587 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus wine with red plums and currents and a touch of black cherry over baker’s spices. The wine has medium fruit intensity and concentration with good complexity. The finish is medium and sweet. The medium minus mature tannins and medium acidity give good balance. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.santarita.com/international/our-wines/reserva/

Carmen Gran Reserva Merlot 2010 by Carmen

Grape Variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Malbec

Very good wine with rich red berries and ripe red plums over baking spice and a floral note. The medium acidity and grippy tannins give good structure. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and concentration. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.carmen.com/en/view.php?content=vinos&lang=en&loc=ca

Casa Merlot Rapel Valley 2006 by Lapostolle

Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus wine loaded with red fruit and a spicy note over touch of baking spice. The medium tannins and acidity add good structure to the wine. The wine has medium fruit intensity and complexity. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for the next 2 years. The wines are now blends, this started in 2007.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/casa/?grape=6&year=2006