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The 2010 El Chaparral has intense notes of cooked red currant, blueberry, dates, cedar and earthiness at opening. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine, with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 1-2 hours) and a medium, yet smooth finish. Drink with food or on its own; drink 2014-2018. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts - recommended based on quality and price. Tasted June/13.
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Lovely aromatics in this Grenache with aromas of raspberry, plum, cranberry, spicy, licorice, vanilla, light cedar and herbal notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, dry, spicy with slightly tart flavours of red fruit, bright acidity and light dusty tannins. Medium length on the finish, very edgy and intense with sour edge flavours of cherry and plum, spices and light herbal note lingering. My favourite element of this wine is its aromatics; the mouthfeel is a little tart. Slightly chilled, highlights the sweeter character of the Grenache and tames the sour flavours, but I still find this wine to be very interesting. Not all wines need to be sweet to be enjoyable, this wine is more like a spicy Pinot Noir then it is an old vines Grenache. Now, this is not a wine for everyone but definitely makes for an interesting conversation piece over dinner. Overall, I quite enjoyed this wine
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