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Wine Reviews --> Merlot --> Santa Ema Merlot 2013

Santa Ema Reserva Merlot 2013 Maipo, Chile

Suggested Retail: $15, We Bought a Bunch: $12.99

This beg, easy-drinking Merlot really has some dramatic chocolate notes!

What the Wine Critics Thought: Wine Spectator: 90 Points
A lush and spicy style, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum and dried raspberry that are creamy and rich-tasting. Milk chocolate and loads of Asian spice details fill in on the finish, revealing some savory touches. Drink now through 2019. —K.M.

What We Thought: Aromas of blackberry and milk chocolate lead to a full-bodied palate of more ripe blackberry, plum and more chocolate notes that almost evoke chocolate phosphate (if you are old enough to remember those) then finishes smooth and round.