Tabalí Reserva Especial 2009, Limarí Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
Limari Valley, Chile

$23.95 (107540)

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May 10, 2014

Critic Reviews (6)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A blend composed of 3/4 syrah, with merlot and cabernet; effusive nose with pronounced resinous herbal notes, like...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an interesting blend featuring syrah backfilled with merlot and cabernet. Lively l lifted fresh...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A mating of masculine, slow, open-grill smoked meat and cooking bacon aromas and a dehydrated Syrah lees, coarse...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon blend really steps up to the plate delivering an abundance of authentic...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Tabali is one of the wineries that have contributed to the resurgence of the wine region located well north of...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Has that mineral streak so often found in Limari wines. Alcohol is in check, but the fruit gets a bit monotone and...

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Community Reviews (5)

Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

May 16, 2016

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Laurie Fox
Laurie Fox

dark berry, full bodied, juicy, a bit sweet for sure but with a medicinal but not unpleasant taste, tannins are a bit drying so I would wait another 6-12 months for things to smooth out

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with intense aromatics and flavours of blueberry, blackberry, black currants, pain grillé, exotic spices, sandalwood, and gamey notes. On the mouthfeel, full-bodied, robust, well structured with flavours of dark fruit, cedar and spices, crisp acidity and considerable woodsy tannins. Very good length on the finish with loads of power, rich flavours and chalky tannins. I enjoyed this wine so much, I returned to the shop to buy replacements. This time I will wait an additional 1-2 years before opening my next bottle, it needs time to fully integrate and for the tannins to soften to provide drinking pleasure over the next 4-5 years at least. Fantastic value and strongly recommended.

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Philip Coville
Philip Coville

Wine is nicely integrated, smooth yet still retains verve and energy.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

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Dark wine. Interesting nose (mint Aero bar came to mind). Full bodied with dense blackberry and herbal flavours. Long warm finish.

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