Opened an hour and slightly chilled. Always a decent product that in the past has not always held up too well overnight...unlike the Cuvee Alexandre!
WTN: `04 Casa Lapostolle Merlot--Rapel Valley, Chile.
Colour. Dark ruby with purple tints on the edge. Medium intense centre and nothing in the way of legs.
Nose. Black cherry, plum, lush fruit here. Some boysenberry after an hour.
Palate. Initial mouthfeel is soft ripe blackberry.Full and rich, very satisfying without being too serious. The finish is smooth , tad jammy but wine low in tannins. Balance is good, just a hint of oak and some savoury character. Chocolate as it warms up. Good everyday red for those looking for an uncomplicated merlot. Me, I would like the Cuvee A right now!!
Cost was $17.00 Cdn.
Food. Sausage in tomato sauce, penne salad on the side.