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2012 Merino Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Winery: Merino

Vintage: 2012

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 95% Syrah & 5% Viognier

Region: Limari Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $20

Cases produced: 650

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 23, 2016

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Syrah from Chile opens with a blackberry and blueberry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and approachable. The flavor profile is a pleasant black cherry with hints of mild smoky oak and gentle minerality. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing it with lamb chops. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A deep and brilliant dark purple introduces a rich nose of ripe blackberries and raspberries. The main personality is ruled by a floral quality on top of a meaty background. Finishes with minerality along with spicy violets and wild berries. Recommended pairings include lamb or herb-based sauces.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merino 2012 Syrah.

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