Def a respect. Delicious warm doesn’t need to be cold. No strong taste, light red wine — 14 days ago
Blackberry blueberry bramble. Smarties. Pitty. Inky marker. Sweet on the nose and concentrated. — 20 days ago
Popped and poured. The 2019 Occhipinti “Il Frappato” is absolutely lovely right now. Bright, crunchy red and dark fruits with a touch of brettanomyces (but only just), rocky minerals, and some dried herbs for good measure. So fresh! Medium tannin and medium + acid. Finish is long. In a group with a mix of different palates and experience and a large line-up of wines, this was the first bottle emptied. Drink now and over the next 5-7 years. — 3 months ago
Pop old bottle
Merlot is a thin-skinned grape and typically tends to ripen faster than Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bold but smooth and dry
« Merlot is a staple of the wine producing regions of South America. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, the bold, spicy grape contributes to Chile's reputation for creating great, affordable wine.
Chilean Merlot tends to be full-bodied yet gentle, relatively low in alcohol yet with a bracing acidity, and it often has a divisive “green” characteristic to it.
Chilean Merlot can stand up to strong flavors fairly well, so pair with a big red-sauce Italian meal, some meatballs, a bit of roasted turkey or even a good pizza. » — a month ago