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2007 Altair Vineyards & Winery Altair Red Wine Cachapoal Valley
Producer: Altair Vineyards & Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(65% cabernet sauvignon and 22% syrah, with carmenere and cabernet franc): Opaque ruby. Sexy, expansive aromas of red- and blackcurrant, candied cherry, pipe tobacco and vanilla, with smoke and floral notes adding complexity. Palate-staining raspberry and cherry compote flavors are complemented by notes of licorice and bitter chocolate, with a solid spine of acidity adding structure. Finishes with fine-grained tannins, excellent clarity and sappiness, and lingering spiciness. This wine should reward at least another five to ten years of cellaring, if not more. As usual, this is among the handful of truly world-class wines being made in Chile.