Monos Locos Merlot 2012

By | October 6, 2013

Monos Locos This Monos Locos Chilean Merlot came as part of a mixed case, and I was challenged to “name that wine” as part of a blind tasting.

It looked clear and a deep purple, with not much in the way of legs.  It smelled fresh and fruity, rather like a bowl of squashed berries, with just a little volatile acidity that wasn’t quite Italian.

It was dry with a mix of tannins, some soft, but some at the not quite ripe end of the spectrum, which pointed me to Chilean Merlot.  The acid level was the upper end of medium, with the alcohol at bang on medium, 13%.

The squashed berries flavour carried on, with some blueberry lurking in amongst a more plum flavour than the nose suggested.  It was snooth and easy drinking.  The flavour didn’t outstay its welcome.

The name Monos Locos translates loosely to crazy monkeys.  I have no idea why.  At about £8 retail with some good discount offers from Virgin Wines available, it was a reasonable value wine, and I’d certainly drink it again.