Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Marques Casa Concha Merlot 2005 wine review by (PB)

The gargantuan Chilean wine makers at Concha Y Toro are one of the most reliable new world producers of quality, value wine. This Merlot on sale for $11 from the normal $14-$16 is a big wine with a dark ripe blackberry jam, chocolate and plum nose.

In the mouth this wine is BIG with smoke on the front, intense flavors of dark ripe fruit with more smoke at the rear. It is made with a nice tannic structure with sweet tannins and full of rich plums. It is still immature and would benefit from another 1-2 years. I will buy another and lay it down to see how it progresses so raise a glass!