The La Playa brand, named for Chile's magnificent Pacific coastline, was launched in 1989 by the Axelsen family and two prominent Chilean winemaking legends: the Sutil and Errázuriz families. AXEL is La Playa's new premium line--named after the Axelsen family, the founders of Viña La Playa. The AXEL line produces Syrah, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primero, a red blend.
The Axel Syrah ranges from ruby red to deep violet. On the nose, it is attractive and complex, showing the distinctive character of the variety. Forward aromas of black fruits like blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, together with hints of spices; well supported by notes of tobacco, chocolate and vanilla. It is pleasant yet potent in the mouth, offering a very good structure with ripe tannins and an appealing freshness. Full fruit flavors lead to the finish with soft notes of chocolate, vanilla and smoke.
Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon