Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016

Aconcagua Valley
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£17.50 per bottle
33 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.

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.

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.

Producer

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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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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