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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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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2008

Profound in its depth of flavor, ranging from herbs and tart cherries to figs, this is a huge and concentrate carmenere. Still a baby, this needs three years of more in bottle to begin to evolve and show its layers of complexity. Ignacio Recabarren selects this wine from block (parcel 32) planted in the 1980s […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2008

As deeply colored as the 2007 with a similar density and richness, it does not quite possess that wine’s body and power but that is a minor quibble. It too will evolve for 5-6 years and will offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2028. Both wines are benchmarks for what can be achieved with the […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2009

A jammy red, with game, mocha and light underbrush notes accenting the fleshy plum and dark cherry fruit. Full-bodied, featuring a broad, round finish. Drink now. -NW (April 30, 2013)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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