From the Cellar

Concha y Toro 2003 Marques de Casa Concha Merlot (Chile)

22 Jun 2016

(November 9, 2016) ... A 13 year old Merlot from Chile, from a reputable producer, what could go wrong there? Just about everything. This is a wine I spent the evening with just to see where it was heading (kinda like a blind date). Started off very smoky-oaky-black licorice with an oak driven finish ... I kept wondering to myself "will this improve?" ... Graphite notes turn to coffee adding black tea and currants; all with a pruney dried blueberry aftertaste. Starts to show signs of improvement after being open 30-45 minutes ... but the finish remains the same and that was a little off-putting.

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