This Chilean blend is an award winning wine that is loved by Robert Parker amongst others. We've always rated this Cabernet Carmenere and the Antu Syrah highly, but like many excellent wines, the price has been creeping up over the last couple of years. So, after long discussions, we grabbed a chance to buy a big chunk of this and offer it out at nearly 30% below the proper retail price.
Youthful looking deep purple in colour, the nose is powerful and rich with dark blackcurrant and blackberry fruit to the fore with a fresh tobacco note. It's a rich wine on the palate, very well structured with layer upon layer of dark black fruit, spice, tobacco and vanilla with that ripe leafy note that makes Carmenere so interesting. It's still young, but lots of fresh acidity and a good wallop of ripe tannins make it very enjoyable now (it will improve over the next 2-3 years). The finish is massive in length. At this price, it's a no brainer for such quality.
SC Rating - EXCEPTIONAL (Mike)