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2005 Casa Lapostolle - Merlot Cuvee Alexandre Merlot - Chile - Rapel Valley - Red

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Chile - Rapel Valley

Red Merlot
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Comm: 2012-2018 VF: 2006-2015

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 137
Author Carol H12
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.347%
Tasted On 10/19/2012

Deep red, maroon color, slight brown ring on the edge. Upon opening, strong earthy aromas with mushroom, not much fruit or floral on the nose. On the palate, black fruit, mushroom and pepper. Hot alchoholic finish that faded as the bottle was open for some time. Medium dry tannins on the finish.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.262%
Tasted On 12/26/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2018

Extremely tough and tannic at this stage, but balanced by a ripe and fairly substantial midpalate. Demands to be paired with food. Stick it in the cellar for at least two years, or give it a good, long (four-hours plus) decant.

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Author markfog
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.765%
Tasted On 01/04/2009

A littel tight and a little petroly when first opened. It opens nicely though after several hours. Nice structure though.

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