Monday, December 22, 2008

Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Merlot Reserve 2006 Chile

Smooth but with decent structure, this Chilean Merlot (a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Carménère) brings aromas of plums mingled with berries and pencil lead... then plays on the palate with spices, currants, cherries and a smokey chocolate. In the $8-9 range, this is a workhorse of a good everyday food wine or enjoyed on its own. I had it with home-made pasta and cannelloni beans with a cream spinach sauce.

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