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Valle Frio Merlot, Jardin Privado, 2017

Valle Frio Merlot, Jardin Privado, 2017

A big step up on a house Merlot, and we like the fact that it's not over-ripe and jammy, but rather retains some herbaceous notes around the supple, plum and vanilla accented heart. Now-2021

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ColourRed

RegionMaule

GrowerValle Frio

Grape VarietyMerlot

Vintage2017

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFRI617

Our Rating

Medium

Light > Full

Merlot

Origins       

  • Bordeaux region. Known by 18thC
  • Now much more widely planted in Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics   

  • Productive - high yielding …but early budding, so vulnerable to frost (e.g. 1956)
  • In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon: higher sugars and appealing...
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Valle Frio Merlot, Jardin Privado, 2017

A big step up on a house Merlot, and we like the fact that it's not over-ripe and jammy, but rather retains some herbaceous notes around the supple, plum and vanilla accented heart. Now-2021

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