Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – Isla Negra West Bay

If this wine was French it is likely that it would be a Bordeaux. But it is Chilean, making it perfect, ’cause I am a fan of South American Wines.

It is drier than the Saga, but I was lucky enough to get it cold, so its fruitiness and sweetness came dancing around. Perfect combination of both kinds of grapes.

How can I describe its color? It’s dark and deep, but translucent and shiny when seen through the light.

The smell? Well, have you ever walk or driven through a dark night with the expectation of seeing your love one? Mysterious and sweet, but most importantly, expectation. You just wish to get home to your love one and hug that person. At the same time it is exciting and consistent.

The moment you put it in your mouth you can taste its maturity, it is serious and elegant. It does not leaves its fruitiness aside,  the blueberry and some other berry come to light in your mid-tongue. The finish is dry, but it is a Sauvignon after all, so it is expected. If it was a human, it would be about 33-35 year-old.

I would recommend it to have with a night snack, perhaps cheese or some pasta.

Fruitiness: 4.3/5

Tannin: 4.2/5

Style: Medium-Strong

BODY: 5/10

Found in: 7-11

The overall SunShower rating is: 

4.3/5

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Thanks for reading! 

If you want to read about some good merlot wine clicks here: La Bateliere

Or perhaps you are interested in its French counterpart: a Bordeaux-Saga

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