Primus The Blend 2005

Red Blends from Chile, South America

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Item No. 93707
  • W&S92
  • WN91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The wine is dark opaque garnet, with aromas of exotic spice, toast and hints of tobacco and mint. The massive flavor is mouthfilling with lush blackberry and cherry notes with smooth powerful tannins.

"One of the first cool-climate reds from Chile, the newest verstion of primus is packed with ripe red cherry flavors and notes of bell pepper and bacon. The flavors of blackberry juice and clove end on a plus, mouthwatering finish. Ready to pour now with a steak, it will also gain in complexity over time."
-Wines & Spirits 92/100

Critical Acclaim

"One of the first cool-climate reds from Chile, the newest version of Primus is packed with ripe red cherry flavors and notes of bell pepper and bacon. The flavors of blackberry juice and clove end on a plush, mouthwatering finish. Ready to pour now with a steak, it will also gain in complexity with time."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/16/2010)
Veramonte's Cabernet is better
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kaizer - Dallas, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
for the price,this is by far an excellent wine that i enjoy for every day drinking.
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Garry Morgan - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
If you enjoy red varietal blends with a full body, you'll like this wine. Softer tannins with a smooth texture and finish. The increased prices on Napa Cabs have me trying and really enjoying wines such as this one. Definitely a smart buy.
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AMComstock - Spring Lake, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2010)
I have been buying this wine for several months now and find it to be one of the best quality reds for its value. It was the top pick over 17 other bottles of wine and other red varieties at a wine-tasting event I attended several months ago. Full flavor but not too heavy. Clean finish.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
drank this bottle in two days and the taste did not change at all - very good for the price
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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
I thought it tasted better the first time I purchased it. It was not as rich this time; the flavor was missing.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
The Veramonte Primus 2005 is highly rated by Wine & Spirits and Wine News. The high ratings are undeserved. With a decent nose, the wine displays a sourness at mid-palate with a harsh tar-like finish. It left no positive impression. A wine to forget!
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moching - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
a little tart. mellowed after airing, but then was just a bit flat.
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Paul Weaver - Corrales, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/22/2010)
Not up to it's rating or price. Other Veramonte wines, at lower price points, are better.
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John Breslin - Arlington, VA (read all my reviews)

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Daniel81084 - Wallingford, CT (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Primus

Primus wines are produced by the Veramonte winery. Veramonte represents a return to Agustin Huneeus' Chilean roots. When he spearheaded development of the Veramonte Estate in 1990, there were less than 100 acres of grapevines planted in the Casablanca Valley. The coastal mountain ranges surrounding the Casablanca estate create a unique terroir with a diversity of microclimates....

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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