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Valle de Maipo

Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ventisquero, Queulat, Single Vineyard, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, 2010

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Rated 20 minutes post decant. More breathing time recommended. N/ Smoldering campfire akin to signature Carmenere aromas, which is a tad odd but still quite inviting. Deep cassis and black cherry. Brick dust. Flint and gunpowder akin to a Bordeaux blend. This nose clearly has an identity complex but it is still nice. T/ Medium […]

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Chile, Red Blend (Syrah with Carmenere), Perez Cruz, Limited Edition, Maipo Valley, 2010

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Red Blend of: 93% Syrah and 7% Carmenere. Note: tasted 2-5 hours post decant. C/ Lovely black/purple tarn with a glowing brick red rim. N/ Huge black fruits stewed with old flint. Cassis and blackcherry reduction sauce. Crushed riverock. Deep, aged tobacco notes. Stewed cedar, with hints of pine. Clean, angular game notes and wet […]

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Chile, Haras de Pirque, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere Red blend, Maipo Valley, 2007

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Red blend of: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Carmenere, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Syrah. Note: for first two hours far too tight and one dimensional in both aroma and taste. Really needs a lot of time post decant to blossom. At about 3 to 4 hours after decanting… N/ Spicy cassis, massive minerality, smoked meat. […]

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