Potent, granular aromas of berries and earth precede a juicy, condensed palate that is overflowing with ripe, robust blackberry and cassis flavors. This is a rich, silky wine with touches of tobacco and espresso on the finish. It shows all the characteristics of a fine Chilean Cabernet.
The fact that this wine is organic is not what stands out. It’s that it hails from warm Maipo Valley and yet it possesses zesty lime, lemon and grapefruit that impresses. From start to finish the wine offers sweet and sour notes that comfortably offset one another, and in the end it comes together well.
The inkly purple color indicates a lot: this is a huge, overextracted type of blend that treads heavily from start to finish. Searing fruit with heat and menthol certainly connotes ripeness and size but it doesn’t translate into elegance and pleasure.
Just like the prior vintage, this wine may be organic but it’s not all that good. The color is opaque purple and the nose is jammy like Jungle Juice. That overconcentrated attitude is persistent, thus the feel is tannic, the flavors jumbled and the finish heavy and grabby.