Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Trio it is!

Cracked the latest Merlot Trio from Concha y Toro, the 2004. It is called trio because it is a blend of 3 grapes, in this case mostly merlot with some carmenere and cabernet sauvignon thrown in. This line of wines has always impressed me - so I bought a bunch on a hunch that the good run continues. Well, I wasn't disappointed. Cutting right to the chase, the first mouthfull was a gorgeous creamy richly textured piece of work. No oak evident here, just the natural grape tannins adding body. Very impressed.
The verdict: damn good.
Value: Unbeatable at $14.95. It put the more highly recommended Falesco, Vitiano 2003 to shame at exactly the same price. It makes the Italian wine look like crap.

Looking forward to a good wine weekend...Jimmy said he's bringing something special. And, Carlo, maybe you'll get to taste the Trio described above!



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