from Chile, South America
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
Among the very best wines being produced in South America, a "garage wine" from the celebrated Chilean winemaker Álvaro Espinoza. Made with an organic blend of Carmenère (52%), Syrah (25%) , and Cabernet Sauvignon (23%). Aged in French barrels for twelve months, then cellared in the bottle for six months.
Antiyal has been a Wine Spectator favorite ever since since its release in 2000, earning 90+ points for every vintage.
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"Antiyal's 2007 Red Blend is made up of 52% Carmenere, 25% Syrah, and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it proffers a brooding bouquet of mineral, scorched earth, herbs, smoked meat, and blueberry. This leads to a dense, savory, structured, full-flavored offering that will unwind for several more years and provide pleasure through 2027."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep, bright ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry and cherry preserves, smoky herbs, Asian spices and violet, plus a touch of licorice. Juicy, sharply defined red and dark berry flavors are complemented by cracked pepper, cinnamon and a kiss of candied flowers. Seductive, open-knit and delicious now, but this wine will be even better with a few more years of bottle age."
International Wine Cellar
"Dark and slightly brawny, featuring mulled plum and currant fruit liberally laced with maduro tobacco, tapenade and charred mesquite notes. The brawny edge stretches out on the finish, with nice buried acidity keeping it all together. Should open up with modest cellaring. Carmenère, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2011 through 2013. 570 cases made. "
"The nose delivers a mix of herbal berry, cola and earth, while the palate is fresh and deep, with lightly medicinal cherry, cola, blackberry tobacco, mocha and more. Finishes rich and chocolaty, with a rush of textbook Chilean flavors including tobacco, herbs, olive and black fruits."
"This vintage of Alvaro Espinoza's own biodynamic wine holds to the style of previous releases, with warm fruit flavors and a lush, friendly texture. Composed of 52 percent carmenère blended with syrah and cabernet, this is an herbal, spicy, black-fruited wine for lamb curry."
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