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2008 Cono Sur Merlot "Bicycle"

Cono Sur 2008 Bicycle Merlot

Winery: Cono Sur

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bicycle"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $10

Cases produced: 120,000

KWG Score: 86 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: September 21, 2009

Wine Review: If you are looking for an affordable and Good everyday drinking red wine, this one might work for you. The very dark ruby colored Merlot opens with an old oak and campfire like bouquet with a hint of raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, soft, and easy going. The flavor profile is a light oak infused black cherry. The finish is rather dry and its noticeable moderate tannins linger for a little while. This is a Good value Merlot that could be enjoyed frequently without putting a dent in your wallet. Pair it with a burger and enjoy. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A soft and serious Merlot. A wine of great typicity and remarkable fruit expression. This wine’s color is dark, intense on the nose, with concentrated notes of black fruit and soft hints of sweet toasted oak. In the mouth, this Merlot surprises with its excellent structure, balanced acidity, fruit intensity and pleasantly ripe tannins. Undoubtedly to be drunk young.

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