Dark and deep red. Rich and deftly balanced yet muscular red, layers of complex currant, spice, wild berry and plum. Show off a nice touch of vanilla oak and mocha, adding a nice dimension. Though tannic now, this wine should evolve. There's already some complexity beginning to develop out of its firm, quiet, supple core.
"Dark and concentrated, with lots of plum and blackberry fruit, but polished and pure, with enticing vanilla bean and licorice snap notes adding length to the fleshy finish. Drink now through 2011. 34,500 cases made. "
"The 2007 Merlot Marques de Casa Concha exhibits aromas of cigar box, clove, cinnamon, plum, and mulberry followed by a ripe, sweet wine lacking the unctuosity of the Carmenere. Nevertheless, this is a full-flavored, pleasure-bent Merlot that should help restore this grape’s good name. Drink it from 2011 through 2019.
The Wine Advocate
"A robust, lightly herbal take on merlot, this wine's flavors are ripe-similar to blackberry jam and figs-carried on a dense, chocolatey texture. A red for winter with ripe cheeses."
Wine & Spirits