Deep violet to ruby-red in color, this wine is expressive and long, recalling red and black cherries, prunes and a touch of tobacco and pencil shavings. On the palate, it is well-structured and powerful, with well-rounded tannins that lead to a voluminous and seductive finish.
Blend: 75% Carmenère, 20% Syrah and 5% Carignan
"The 2008 Amplus One is made up of 75% Carmenere, 20% Syrah, and 5% Carignan. It displays aromas of damp earth, balsamic, herbs, blueberry, and black plum. On the palate, it reveals some elegance, savory flavors, good volume, and a bit of structure. This tasty effort will provide pleasure over the next 6 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Sleek, with nice focus and purity for the vintage, as the damson plum, cherry and red currant fruit is carried by fine-grained structure. Lingering whiffs of tobacco and mineral mark the finish. Carmenère, Syrah, Carignan. Drink now through 2012."