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93-96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012
(70% new oak): Deep red-ruby. Tight, pure aromas of black cherry, blueberry, bitter chocolate, espresso and violet, plus a musky note of truffle and a hint of bacon from the barrel. Densely packed, intense and rich; utterly seamless today but still quite primary and not yet fleshy. Terrific vinosity and mid-palate definition, with lovely floral lift to the dark fruit flavors. Finishes long but withdrawn, with a note of bitter chocolate. The crop level here was a healthy 40 hectoliters per hectare, noted Bachelet. I would not be surprised if this wine ultimately merited a score at the top end of my range, but it's an infant today.