A good merlot displays classic dark berry and plum characteristics on the nose and palate, and this wine is no exception. The tannins blend beautifully with the fruit to produce a wine of good balance and texture with a rounded finish.
The Santa Luz Alba range is produced by Luis Felipe Edwards - the largest family-owned wine producer in Chile. Whilst no compromise is made on quality, the range of Alba wines is produced as an affordable, approachable high-quality range.
Merlot is also the variety used to make Pomerol, one of the most famous and drinkable appellations in Bordeaux. As a Chilean pretender, this Merlot delivers so many of the same characteristics without the hefty price tag!
Worth trying as an aperitif as it is elegant and rounded, but also good with a wide range of foods, particularly cheese-based vegetable dishes or light herby casseroles.