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2009 Miguel Torres Santa Digna Reserva Merlot, Central Valley, Chile

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Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $20   From: $9   To: $24

Score: 83  
The Wine-Searcher score of 83/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
83/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2011 Gold

Price History for 2009 Miguel Torres Santa Digna Reserva Merlot, Central Valley, Chile
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Grape Variety

Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern ...more


Region
  • The Central Valley (El Valle Central) of Chile is one of the most important wine-producing areas in South America in terms of volume. It is also one of the largest wine regions, stretching from the Maipo Valley (just south of Santiago) to the southern end of the Maule Valley. This is a distance of almost 250 miles (400km) and covers a number of climate types. The Central Valley wine region is easily (and often) confused with the geological Central Valley, which runs north–south for more than 620 miles (1000km) between the Pacific Coastal Ranges and the lower Andes.

    A wide variety of wine styles and quality can be found in this large area, from many different terroirs. They range from the  ...more

  • Chile is one of South America's most important wine-producing countries. Occupying a thin strip down the western coast of the continent, it is home to a wide range of terroirs, leading some commentators to describe the country as a "winegrower's paradise". An equally wide range of wine styles are made here as a result, from the crisp, grassy ...more

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