Wine Route Merlot

  • Wine: Wine Route Merlot
  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Central Valley
  • Year: 2020
  • Grapes: Merlot
  • Bottle top: screw cap
  • ABV: 12%
  • Price: £7
  • Purchased: Tesco
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Tasting Notes

This is the pick of the wines that are on offer as part of the £10 Finest Meal Deal at Tesco at the time of writing. It’s a delicious Chilean Merlot produced by the Concha y Toro company in the Valle Central and brought to the market under Tesco’s Wine Route brand. It is recommended as a match for pasta and chicken, and I can confirm that it goes well with the Chicken Leek And Bacon Filo Pie that is also sometimes part of the meal deal.

As the label says, it is medium bodied and presents ‘ripe fruit flavours‘ and the tasting notes are of ‘ripe red fruit and light toasted oak‘. It is very smooth on the mouth and a pleasure to drink. It’s fairly priced at £7 a bottle, but is exceptionally good value as part of the deal, that includes a main, side and dessert.