Weekly Wine – Santa Carolina

18 Dec

 SONY DSCSanta Carolina Merlot
2012
Chile
750ml
12.5
% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)

A few weeks ago I wrote about a friend who swears by Chilean wine. I’m sure he means this one. This is a good one. Not excellent… but for the price it is very good.
There is a harshness in the initial sip that slightly bothers me. The harshness lingers a bit. It then turns into this dryness which is not unpleasant but is noticeable. This is a very minor observation but it does ring a bell in the consciousness. The strange thing is is that it does not bother me too much. I have just noticed it tonight. Waiting a couple of minutes after having a sip, the time it takes to think up and type two sentences, the dryness dissipates and a nice flavour is left.
This is a good average wine. Slightly above the average in this price range but it doesn’t have a stand-out character to really lift it above the fray.

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