This Syrah-led blend offers a moderately intense nose, with berry and cassis aromas along with herb and spice notes. It’s full and structured, but not a bulldozer, and the flavors of baked berry, cassis, herb and chocolate are excellent. It’s very smooth and heady, with lots of complexity. Drink now–2016.
Always a good blend, the ’05 Kuyen seizes on raspberry, cassis and oaky richness and brings everything together in a well-wrapped package. The palate is bright, focused and full of cherry and raspberry, while the finish is lengthy and stout. A flavorful and satisfying red wine with a robust personality.
Fresh berry, mint, cola and herb aromas make for a classic Maipo bouquet. Feels fresh and good, with plying tannins and bright acidity. Tastes earthy, mossy and herbal, with ample berry fruit. Licorice and prune flavors carry the finish. Syrah with Cabernet, Carmenère and Petit Verdot.
Spicy and dark, with deep aromas of plum and berry mixed with crude oil and red pepper flake. For sure this is a serious, well-crafted blend; the fruit is ripe and tasty, but there’s also enveloping oak touches and finely managed tannins. Covers the mouth in a blanket of texture and flavor. Imported by The Global Vineyard.
Really good wine with blasting dark fruit, wintergreen, herbs and tobacco aromas. This blend of 66% Syrah with 17% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère is tight, tannic and serious; the mouth has roasted, savory black-fruit flavors along with tobacco, and the finish is smooth and chocolaty. Except for the slightest hint of green on the nose and midpalate, this…
Syrah and Cabernet are at the heart of this blend, which is perfumed and bold, with olive, crushed earth and minerally aromas. Subtle on the palate, with dense but narrow plum and herb flavors. Finishes herbal, with good clarity, earth and character. Just shy of excellent.
Opens with an enticing package of cedar, tobacco, herb, leather and black-fruit aromas. The palate has live-wire acidity and overall the wine is bright, piercing and full, with herbal black cherry, cassis and cola flavors. The finish is a little quick and short on flavor but big on texture and tannins. Made from Syrah, Cab Sauvignon and Carmenère.
Alvaro Espinoza, owner of this label, has thrown a lot of hot, spicy oak at this tannic heavyweight, and it may need a few years to show its true identity. For now, it’s dark and brooding, with black plum, blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes rather hard and acidic, which time may tame. Needs food to match the vise-grip tannins. It’s 70% Syrah and 30%…