Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016

Aconcagua Valley
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£17.50 per bottle
Only 9 in stock

Belonging to the ‘Speciality’ range, Aconcagua Alto Carmenere is sourced from a selection of different Max vineyard blocks in the Aconcagua Valley. Stunning aromatics - the nose delivers aromas that evoke graphite, toasted coffee beans, soft caramel notes, clove and black pepper. There are also notes of figs, dates and cherries that provide a greater appeal. Consistent with the nose, the palate reveals notes of red pepper, figs, dates and cherries. There are hints of coffee, chocolate and cloves, plus a soft olive hint. Beautifully rounded, medium- to full-bodied, with elegant and very friendly tannins.

Winemaker's Notes - Aromas of cigar box, black fruit, framed by notes of roasted coffee beans, pepper and delicate leather. In the palate it is fresh and fruity with flavours of black cherries, roasted red pepper and sweet spice like nutmeg and cloves. Aconcagua Alto Carmenere is an elegant and fine expression of this unique variety with very polished and velvety tannins, complemented by a good structure and silky texture. Its wonderful focus on core fruit flavors ensure a long, memorable finish.

94 Points - James Suckling "This is really beautiful with blueberry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins. Classy. Drink or hold."

Taste & Aroma

We are yet to see the scores for the new vintage however, the review of the previous vintage from James Suckling is very promising…

94 Points - James Suckling "This is really beautiful with blueberry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins. Classy. Drink or hold."

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Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

Zalto Universal Glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Errazuriz

Chilean producer, Errázuriz has teamed up with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair in Burgundy’s Vosne-Romanée, who has been consultant winemaker for the new Pinot Noir, while the same region’s highly respected geologist, Françoise Vannier-Petit, has been brought in to create a detailed map of the Chilean estate’s soils. They have produced the first Chilean Grand Cru quality Burgundy, which has received huge scores and everyone is itching to get their fingers on some...

The first release of Las Pizarras Pinot Noir comprises 300 cases from the 2014 vintage. Las Pizarras was made in open-top fermenters, incorporating 20% whole clusters of Pinot Noir, using native yeasts. The wine was aged in French oak for 14 months, 50% of which was new. Although the quantity of new French oak might seem high, Louis-Michel Liger-Belaire suggested that amount, and he was right – it is very well integrated.

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1 of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

Nicolas Magnien25th Jul 2019

An easy to drink, yet tasteful and structured wine with berry aromas. A very good value for money.

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