2006 was a late vintage in Chile in spite of an extremely hot summer but it was followed by cool temperatures during the harvest which permitted a good staggering during the picking for optimum maturity without an explosion of alcoholic degrees.
The color is intense ruby with fine brilliance and orange nuances. The nose explodes with fruit: black cherry and blackcurrant (Cabernet), strawberry (Malbec), raspberry (Syrah), plum light mint and black pepper (Carmenère). The oak doesn't overpower the fruit and contributes delicious aromas of tobacco, cinnamon, and crème brûlée (vanilla, caramel and chocolate). The rich and creamy taste is fresh and very intense, well structured and finishes with a fruit intensity of raspberries and cherries accompanied by a touch of liquorice and walnut skin. It is very dynamic and still very young. This juicy and luscious wine is currently superb. A wine deliciously Chilean!
"Bright ruby. Highly aromatic nose offers a
sexy bouquet of ripe cherry, blackcurrant,
fresh rose, tobacco and cedar. Suave, supple
and sweet, with smooth red and dark berry flavors,
gentle tannins and refreshing mineral
bite on the close. Very sexy and drinkable now."
International Wine Cellar