Very nice Cabernet with a competent mix of earth, black fruit, olive and toast on the nose. The palate is firm, warm and spicy, with good balance and classy flavors of rich berry and chocolate. Lush, just sweet enough, balanced and long on the back end. Drink now through 2012.
A touch heavy and medicinal on the nose, but it isn’t reduced or dull, and with airing it settles into a nice place. It’s mildly herbal, which is typical for Chile. But it’s also smooth on the palate, with a long finish of chocolate and spice. If eucalyptus is your thing this will definitely be a pleaser.
Shows very nice fruit that’s both jammy and firm, and then add in meatiness, leather and rubber and you have an intense, tannic middleweight with cassis, dark berry and plenty of chocolate in terms of flavors. A bit fiery, biting and hard now; needs another year or two to soften.
A touch mossy and herbal on the nose, but also poised, balanced and inviting. The palate is juicy and incorporates good mouthfeel, and the flavors of spiced plum have character. Finishes with pepper and toast along with mild tannic bite. Imported by Great Wines Corpora U.S.
This wine needs some time to settle. The finish was course and gritty, but the pleasingly complex aromas were of dark sweet plums, fresh herbs and dusty chocolate. Flavors of currants with a hint of tea lead into a chewy mouthfeel.
Muscular, rubbery aromas give this rugged, full-bodied Cabernet some stuffing. Meanwhile, the palate is toasty and balanced, with bright cassis, plum and cherry flavors. The texture is there and the wine is actually kind of chewy. Sure, it’s simple. But it’s also easy to like.
Dark and meaty on the nose, with plum, blackberry and spice notes. The palate is fleshy but a little hollow in the middle, with dark fruit that’s tasty but not real deep or complicated. Finishes short, with saltiness. Superficial in many ways, but dark, fun and gets the job done.
The nose is a little closed, but there’s a lot to like about this Pinot, particularly its gravelly tannins. Blackberry, black plum and metallic-mineral flavors are lovely, but really, it’s all about the texture.