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Concha y Toro Merlot Casillero del Diablo Central Valley
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Great Merlot
by Huth12159414
Great merlot if you ignore the sediment at the end of the bottle!
A great find for amateurs.
by Trahan13650374
This wine is a great deal for the money. While not comparable with the better (more expensive) Merlots, it is not too far behind in taste.
by Eble11944426
smooth, fruit forward, a bit of bite in the finish
Concha y Toror Merlot
by Sabatino12174175
For those of you who are not wine snobs this is a great value for such a low to medium priced merlot.
by JohnAlbert
A bold fruity mouthful that is smooth as silk. Perfect match to a plateful of cheeses, olives and bread. Strong middle and a long pleasant finish.
by ThAdEa
but Cocha y Toro offer better tasting wines with the cabernet and rose frontera
decent after decanting
by whizbang
Pat had this wine in Chile. We decanted it for an hour and it was nice, but a little chalky. We corked the rest and drank it the next day, and it just felt flat. Some of our cheaper wines taste better the next day, but this one we should definitely consume in one evening.
by Hurtado13302224
Full Body. Somewhat Dry. Smoot. Not strong after taste. Amy rates 4.5 stars, I rate 3 stars out of a 5 star scale


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About Chile

Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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