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Odfjell Armador Merlot 2021

Natural energy that radiates from the earth in the vineyards
  • $37.00

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Primary Notes: Cherry, Plum Nutmeg

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Chocolate

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Light

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 14

Origin: Maipo Valley, Chile

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/odfjell-vineyard?_pos=1&_sid=864bca54f&_ss=r

Grape: Merlot

Fermentation: Organic, Vegan, Biodynamic Steel Only

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 16 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Pig's trotter, kway chap

Western Food Pairing: Burger, seafood pasta / risotto

Description

Odfjell Armador Merlot 2021

Intense garnet red in color with a violet hue. The nose is ripe but fresh, with fruity notes recalling black cherries and plums along with a bit of menthol, while notes of spices such as nutmeg appear on the backdrop. The palate is juicy, and the tannins are robust and velvety, leading with notes of blackberries and chocolate on the lingering finish.
96% Merlot, 4% Carignan
Merlot is one of the most difficult varieties to produce in Chile, which has meant a great challenge for the winemaker who, thanks to his experience with the variety, has developed a meticulous work, both in the vineyard and the winery. The grapes for this Merlot benefit from a coastal influence and are the season’s first ones to be harvested in Padre Hurtado, when they reach their perfect balance and freshness.
2020 has little rain and warm temperatures during the season generated lower yields and therefore a great concentration in the grapes. Early harvest helped us to maintain freshness, which resulted in a high-quality vintage with wines of volume.
Armador is the Spanish word for “ship owner” and is the name of our original line of wines, launched in 1999. These are vibrant, provocative, and authentic wines with extraordinary fruit and freshness. They aim to show the typicality of each variety grown in our vineyards

Check out the range of Chilean wines we have.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

 - 90 PTS