Falernia Reserva Syrah 2009, Elquí Valley
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Dark fruit, smoke,pepper and bacon on the nose. Rich almost creamy mouth feel of dark fruit, smoke and bacon(meatyness) on the palate with a nice long peppery finish.
This a big, rich, concentrated wine with lots going on. There's a lot of black fruit flavours, but has excellent complexity as it's backed up with black pepper and smokey, meaty aromas. It's full-bodied and very ripe, but the acidity keeps it well balanced. Excellent bottle of wine, excellent value. Tasted October 2012.
This was a dense thriller with blackberry aromas, great fruit taste, and lots of power. Would have lasted longer but ready to drink now with a steak.
Intense aromas of blueberry, raspberry, vanilla and hints of coffee. Medium-bodied and fruit forward with peppercorn leading to long, smooth finish. Quite well-balanced with refined tannins. Tasty! Tasted Nov/2012.
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A scintilating, smoky, spicy, savoury syrah. The tarry/earthy notes do dominate, but there is good structure here with some acidity, smooth tannins and a lengthy finish. Palate delivers pepper, cassis, blackberry, plum, soap and karnatzel (garlic pepperette). I enjoyed it with rib steak sprinkled with Montreal steak spice and grilled veggies. Grip it n' sip it! March 2013.
Cassis, olive and wood smoke / pitch aromas are echoed in this dense, peppery, medium-full bodied wine. The acidity is there for balance and lending a nice structure and length. A great value to be sure, to s of complexity and interest for the money.