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Las Mulas Reserva Organic Merlot 2016 Wine Review

Las Mulas Reserva Organic Merlot 2016

Las Mulas Reserva Organic Merlot 2016

Central Valley, Chile

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $12.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Organic wine

Winery: Las Mulas

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Attractive cedar smoke and dark spice on the nose of this robust Chilean red wine. Deep, deep black plum, fleshy, rich and enveloping. Pair with grilled meat.

Outstanding Organic Wine

This Las Mulas Reserva Organic Merlot 2016 was reviewed on March 17, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich and robust. Generous aromas and flavours of black fruit, herbal notes and mint. Some peppery notes on the finish. Good complexity, with smooth tannins to provide support! What a pleasant surprise for the price!
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ruby red, 13.5 % declared ABV. Juicy and mouthwatering, red stewed fruit, cola, with a hint of black pepper. Declared organic. Pair with BBQ burgers. A great crowd pleasing value priced red for seasonal gatherings. Tasted 2016 vintage June 2017. 88 points
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pronounced aromas and flavoours of black cherry, ripe raspberry, anise, and cola-esque notes. A simple light-medium bodied party pleaser with moderate developing tannins and juicy cherry finish. Tasted June 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bright ruby in the glass, aromas of cherries and vanilla, some present tannins, balanced acidity, and a lingering spicy finish. Perfect with pizza or grilled vegetables! 88pts.
Tasted June 2017.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Great value wine with notes of blackberry preserves, plum, smoke and vanilla. Smooth tannins and full-bodied with a long, dark fruit preserve and smokey finish. Pair with grilled sausage. Tasted June 01 2017.
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Miquel Torres is making some great quality organic wines in the Central Valley of Chile. This is just one of the good value wines they are producing. Dark ruby in colour with aromas of cherry, black currant and oak. Plenty of fruit on the palate with medium tannins and acidity - this is an easy drinking wine to serve weeknight or at a bbq with a crowd. Pair with stuffed meatloaf slathered with a sweet tomato sauce. Tasted June 1, 2017
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Good value in this organic Merlot from Torres in Chile. Full, soft plummy, cherry with a whiff of spice. Tannins a bit clunky and there is a hint of sweetness at the back but not to worry at this price. Burger time!

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