Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Dry Farmed, Old Vines

Red Blend Red Blend
Maule Valley, Chile

$29.95 (541128)

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92 pts
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January 20, 2018

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Éclat is a Valdivieso old vines project in the Melozal part of the Maule Valley. Sixty year-old dry-farmed carignan...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Old vine carignan produces very distinctive wines in Chile's Maule Valley with exceptional concentration and depth of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a carignan from old vine, dry farmed sites in the hills above the Maule Valley. Carignan always displays...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Valdivieso's Vigno (the name given to wines from an association of a dozen producers producing wine from at least...

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Community Reviews (3)

David Brodati
David Brodati

Great value here for this lovely dry farmed Carignan (with Mourvedre in support), from the Maule Valley. Still some spryness despite eight years of age and in a prime drinking window. Enjoy now through 2021. Complex with aromas and flavours of red berry, red plum, cherry, spice, cinnamon, sanguine iron, earth and meat (Mourvedre), and a touch of green. Very good depth of fruit, with softening tannin, bright acidity and excellent length. Aug. 2018.

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Ghislain Lalonde
Ghislain Lalonde
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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

A blend of 60-year-old Carignan (80%) and Mourvèdre (20%) that was dry farmed, this has a lovely medium-high intensity nose with pretty floral, clove, purple fruit and sweet spices. The medium-full bodied palate has blackberry, brambly and sweet spice flavours supported by very good acidity and good tannic structure. Finish length is excellent. Best over the next 3-4 years. Tasted Nov/2016. Score: 90+ pts

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