Tres Palacios, Family Vintage Merlot
A light ruby that might trick you for an old Rioja or even Pinot
An attractive blend of warm, dark fruits like plum and blackcurrent, with a herbal freshness and just a hint of farmyard funk mixed with leather and black pepper.
This elegant wine might have a fresh finish, but it has a lingering mouth with spice, fruit and that lovely herbal freshness. Easy to drink, but not a simple wine.
Enjoy it with mature hard cheese and maybe smoked wild boar.
100% Merlot, 14% alcohol. 3.4gr acidity. Unfined. Unfiltered.
Winery Sample. 2013 harvest. No decanting.
More on the wine
This is classic Tres Palacios: old world, elegant and understated at excellent value. Merlot is a mistreated variety in much of Chile, pushed to the side or masqueraded in oak. Tres Palacios put their Merlot on front stage and treat it delicately, and the quality of the fruit shines. This Merlot comes from their estate in the Cholqui valley in Maipo, and has been aged 10 months in French barrels.
More on the producer
Specialists in Cholqui in Maipo, Tres Palacios have a classic line up of wines that over deliver in price, and hark back to a very classic, old world style of winemaking – fresh, good acidity and not over complicated.