Deep ruby in color with violet hues. The nose offers black and red berry aromas set off by touches of delicate spice such as black pepper, and other spices, with some hints of vanilla and chocolate resulting from French oak barrel-aging. The wine has soft tannins, with balanced acidity and a long finish in the mouth.
"The 2006 Vertice Apalta Vineyards, a blend of Carmenere and Syrah, is a glass-coating opaque purple with superb aromas of wood smoke, mineral, spice box, earth notes, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, opulent wine with complex flavors, outstanding concentration, and several years of aging potential. Drink this lengthy effort from 2012 to 2026.
Ventisquero’s two icon wines are first class. John Duval, former head winemaker of Penfolds Grange, oversees their production.
The Wine Advocate