Bright purple. Complex, highly perfumed bouquet of candied red and dark berries, potpourri and Indian spices, with a bright mineral topnote. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering fresh black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors. Closes with excellent clarity and length, leaving violet and star anise notes behind. This wine's balance and light touch are distinctly Old World in style.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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