Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Casa LaPostolle Apalta Vineyard Merlot 2004 wine review by (PB)

A quick trip down to (NW’s) to fetch my girl friend after a whirlwind trip to L.A. put us sitting at a high table with Beef Shwarma on the menu courtesy of a local, round the corner, restaurant.

(NW) grabbed this from his cellar and we delighted ourselves with this Chilean, Colchauga Valley creation that is cherry red in the glass with fresh cherry aromas, baked bread, a hint of licorice, and a very slight hint of green herbs or green pepper. This is NOT your typical Merlot.

This Merlot is deep in the mouth with rich flavors of fruit and dried cherries that are luscious and mouth watering. Tannins are cushy and this wine is outstanding in its maturity and yet is only a couple years old. This wine is perfectly ready to drink and ready to enjoy.

I think (NW) paid around $21 for this. Once again Chile reveals itself to be the new world place to revel in sheer pleasure. Really nice; so raise a glass!

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