Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2006
Bouquet: Flavors as black as night: dark cherries, dark berries and a lasting smoky, yet rich, black tar.
Taste: Complexity develops out of its firm, quiet, supple core.
The wine marries well with a variety of steaks, roasts, pastas with medium to hearty sauces, and cheeses.
Once upon a time this Concha y Toro label was a Best Buy regular. At $21 it no longer qualifies, but it’s every bit an excellent wine in 2006. Aromas of plum, cola, pepper and Christmas spice are alluring, while the palate is saturated yet balanced. Flavors of plum and berry are perfectly ripe, and the structure and texture are just right.
Ripe and polished, offering a dark core of plum and black currant fruit layered with warm fig sauce, loam and cocoa powder notes, with a solid, fleshy finish. Drink now through 2010. 42,000 cases made.