Intense violet-red. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits integrated with notes of spice, earth and a hint of vanilla. Beautifully balanced and full on the palate. Good structure with soft, round tannins. Elegant expressions of fruit delicately interwoven with oak, mineral, and toffee.
Serve with roasted red meats, strong cheeses and pasta with spicy sauces. Also marries well with dried fruits.
Blend: 38% Syrah, 27% Carmenere, 21% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Mourvedre
"Deep, rich and well-sculpted red, with notes of granite to the dried plum, cherry and wild berry flavors that are supported lively acidity and medium-grained tannins. Long finish that echoes with graphite, mineral and hints of cigar box."
"The 2010 Coyam is a blend of 38% Syrah, 27% Carmenere, 21% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre and 1% Petit Verdot from Colchagua that is aged in 80% French and 20% American oak for 13 months. It has a harmonious bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and a touch of tobacco that is nicely focused considering the number of varieties contains in the blend. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry and spice on the entry, bold and assertive tannins that do not upset that balance since there is ample weight of pure blackberry and cassis fruit that lacquer the mouth towards the full-bodied finish. This is a well made wine."
The Wine Advocate
"After a foxy, jumpy smelling bouquet with animal fur aromas and minerality, this six-grape blend settles and shows its better colors, namely ripe baked-fruit flavors, a whack of oaky vanilla and lastly a modest, smooth finish with just enough acidity to provide kick and pizzazz. Give this blocky, full-bodied blend time in the glass and it will reward you."
Light & Fruity
Yes. A three star rating for our friends at Coyam. Maybe the 09 and previous well rated vintages were better. 2010 was a solid B at this price. Cold mineral aroma pleasing deep purple color you get in some Argentina offerings. Initial taste is a little flat and young. Not a lot of complexity or oak. Light blueberry jammy. Light short finish. If you have friends that are not into savoring a great bottle and are looking to serve something different with a story to tell this may be a good choice.