*Regional Trophy: Chilean Red Blend over £15 - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015*
*92 Points - James Suckling*
This stunning Carmenere/Syrah blend is the result of a creative partnership between John Duval (formerly of Penfold’s) and Ventisquero's Felipe Tosso . The approach seeks to highlight the best characteristics of each variety, combining them to create something completely new. The grapes are sourced from the highest section of the Fundo Robleria estate in the Apalta Valley, where lot 23 for Carmenere and lot 25 for Syrah intersect at right angles to each other, each with its own distinctive terroir. Fermented and aged 18 months in French oak barriques before blending, the time in barrel is hardly noticeable amidst the rich fruit flavours of the finished wine.
Deep, almost opaque garnet colour and plush aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, cherry kirsch, liquorice, ground pepper and a touch of treacle. Full and rich on the palate with intense berry fruit flavours, soft ripe tannins and remarkable freshness. Impressively long finish with a warm, spicy lift. Enjoy to 2021+
'Cogent, expressive, elegant and food friendly, this is great stuff. The nose is all spicy, peppery black fruit which are replicated on a palate that shows plenty of savoury, slightly animal and rustic dimensions, along with flavours of blackcurrant, damson and light citrus. Truly characterful.' - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015more ↓ less ↑
|Grape||53% Carmenere, 47% Syrah|
|Style||Full and Intense|