2007 Santa Ema Merlot- Maipo Valley

First wine I drank from Chile! This is Santa Ema Reserve Merlot from Maipo Valley 2007.
I just wanted to expand my red palet so I got a cheap bottle import! and it was alright!

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This reserve Merlot was a treat. It is aged in oak barrels for eight months, imparting a nice, but not overpowering, oaky characteristic. This wine is a deep violet-ruby red. The color is just outstanding.

Flavor notes: of blackberries and currents come forward and it also has touches of vanilla.

This is a soft, drinkable wine with some nice sophistication.

Score: 80
Location: Maipo Valley, Chile
Price: $13