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Valle de Limari

Chile, Syrah (with 3% Viognier), Tamaya, Valle de Limari, Reserva, 2009


Syrah with 3% Viognier N/ Smoked bacon. Cedar. Stewed cherries. Black olives. Sawdust. Black pepper. Lavender. Wow! T/ Full, coating, thick mouthfeel. Smooth after 30 minutes when some initial chalkiness subsides. Smoky, massive plums. Thick stew of cedar and oak. Crushed rock and mineral blast. This is a massive wine, begging for a rare to […]

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Argentina, Malbec, Telteca, Antá, Maipú & Valle de Uco, 2004

C/ Quite cloudy for a malbec, perhaps not fined or racked much? N/ Very floral with nice violets and roses. Extremely feminine and pretty. Eucalyptus too. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Dry, but packed with ripe red berry fruits. Wood work solid, but understated, leaving a tad off balance to an otherwise solid effort. Especially for the […]

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