Carmen Gran Reserva Syrah 2009, Apalta
Colchagua Valley, Chile
A deep and brooding Syrah from Chile, which is showing itself as the “Other” Southern Hemisphere star for Syrah. Deeply coloured, with a juicy texture, plush rich black fruit flavours and just enough savoury notes and acidity to keep it from being over blown. Full bodied with a very long and enjoyable finish. Ready to drink now or over the next 3 to 4 years. A spectacular bargain and part of the February 2 release at Vintages. Score: 91 (Janet Dorozynski, www.WineAlign.com, Oct 2012)
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Deep inky wine with powerful aromas of dark fruit, smokey herbs, pitch and hint of pepper. The palate is full, nicely balanced and packed with powerful dark cherry, tar and scorched earth flavours. Nice length too. On a totally subjective note, the mineral/tar flavours were a bit much for me and while I enjoyed a glass, I wasn't eagerly reaching for a second.