LCBO Sale Wine of the Week: February 2

Miguel Torres 2015 Merlot Reserva Las Mulas (Central Valley, Chile)

Sale $11.95, Regular $12.95
Discount (until Feb. 26): $1.00
LCBO #454868 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Soft and smooth with red and black berries, some funk and a hint of mint.
Pairs with: Burger, pizza, and pasta. Great with meatballs and red sauce, it has the requisite “zip.”
Good for: Mid-week meal or a weekend house party. Wide ranging appeal.
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: Soonest.

Why we're drinking this
We cannot tell a lie. We like mules. They work hard and they’re cute. We also like Merlot. We can take or leave the organic designation, but good on Miguel Torres for being environmentally responsible — which they sincerely have been for some time. Chile is a great place for wine deals, and Torres is a label with a long history for quality and nice prices. This is good, typical Merlot with a bit of personality and depth.

Tasting note
Fragrant with blue and red berries, black cherry, lots of black currant, some damp earth funk and oak spice. Plus a little mint and herb on the backbeat. It’s not exactly fresh, but it is intriguing. It’s nice and dry, crisp and mellow — just how we like a Merlot. Soft texture, almost supple, medium body. Soft, round tannins with a bit of grit. It’s a chewy wine, pleasant and lovely to sip, with just enough acidity to keep it buoyant.

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Miguel Torres 2015 Merlot Reserva Las Mulas

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