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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2009

Dark and concentrated, with juicy acidity supporting a floral-tinged core of macerated plum skin and blackberry coulis notes finely woven with layers of baking spice, game, graphite and grilled herb. Complex and long. Drink now through 2018. -NW (March 31, 2013)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2008

This full-bodied red coats the palate with cream-tinged kirsch, blackberry sauce and grilled fig notes. Those give way to game, spice and dark cured olive hints, which add a lovely savory edge to the long finish. Drink now through 2017. -NW (Oct. 15, 2012)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2008

Editor’s Choice. Opaque in color, with a driving bouquet loaded with graphite, pastry and incredibly ripe black-fruit aromas. Feels rich, but with fine acidity creating superb balance. Tastes like a cascade of blackberry, cassis and chocolate, and then comes a finish of coconut, vanilla and texture. Drink now through 2014. -MS (June 1, 2012)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2007

Dense and structured, delivering lots of loam and roasted fig notes underneath the core of black currant, maduro tobacco and roasted espresso flavors. Long and powerful, but with refined tannins coursing through the finish. Contains 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the debut release of this wine. Drink now through 2014. -JM (June 15, 2011)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2007

This high-priced Syrah is stately. The nose is ripe, minty and loaded with cassis and blackberry fruit. The palate displays extraction handled well, while accents of mint, spice, nutmeg and licorice work great with core black fruit flavors. Juicy, deep and focused. -MS (Sept. 1, 2011)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Gravas del Maipo Syrah 2007

Initially reticent, with coaxing it offers up notions of smoke, game, bacon, mineral, and blueberry in the style of a top Cote-Rotie from France’s Rhone Valley. It is a suave, flavorful offering with superb concentration and length but in need of greater complexity to justify its exalted price. Perhaps that will come with another 5-6 […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2007

This ripe red boasts juicy but focused crushed blackberry, plum and black currant fruit, woven with alluring toasty vanilla, espresso and black licorice notes. The lengthy, pure finish has a nice underlying minerality. Drink now through 2012. -JM (Feb. 28, 2011)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2007

Best Chilean Carmenere. Ignacio Recabarren selects the fruit for this wine from a 20-acre plot in Concha y Toro’s 250-acre carmenere vineyard in Peumo, on the northern bank of the Cachapoal River. His 2007 Carmín is a tremendous carmenere, showing the voluptuous ripness of the vintage: It fills every corner of the palate with concentrated, […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2007

A glass-coating opaque purple color, it surrenders a brooding personality marked by notions of sandalwood, smoke, earthy minerals, dried herbs, black plum, and blackberry. Sweetly-fruit, dense, and opulent, this full-bodied, pleasure-bent offering deftly conceals enough fine grained tannin to evolve for 5-6 years and should easily see its 20th birthday in fine form. -JM (February, […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2008

This dark, racy red displays an extra dimension to the slowly unfolding kirsch, plum sauce and cassis flavors, with maduro tobacco, grilled rosemary and espresso bean notes. Well-focused and fine-tuned through the long finish. Drink now through 2016. -NW (Oct. 15, 2012)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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