Friday, August 21, 2009

Marques De Casa Concha Merlot 2005 wine review by (PB)


I discovered Concha Y Toro many years ago and this Chilean winery is consistently putting out quality quaffs. And each year the price of their wines seems to escalate a bit. So when I found this at a state liquor store for $13 (normally around $18) I grabbed a couple bottles.

In the glass it has dark, nearly black intense hue with vegetal aromas of green pepper, dark fruit, loaded with ripe black berries, cola and cedar notes--really nice and big.

Palate--nice texture with balanced flavors of dark berries galore, some cedar, wood, herbs and structure that is well made and could use a couple more years easily.

Needs a savory, big dish to go with it or be in the mood for a lip smacking big boy wine and raise a glass!

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