Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016

Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016

 

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Errazuriz
Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Aconcagua Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Carménère

Full-bodied with an intense aroma, silky smooth tannins combine with black fruit, spice and toasty oak; it finishes long and beautifully balanced.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 94 2015
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2012
WE Wine Enthusiast 89 2012
ST Stephen Tanzer 90 2011
More information on wine critics and ratings

Red fruit aromas with spicy notes of paprika, black pepper, nutmeg, and anise. The rich acidity, juicy palate that recalls black fruits such as blueberries, plums, and figs over a spicy base. Fine-grained tannins lead to a moderately persistent finish with subtle notes of mocha.

This is a complex and elegant wine that promises long life in the bottle.

oak barrels, 35% of which were new, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 12 months.

Origins The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley - 100km North of the capital. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives… Read more

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2015)
This is really beautiful with blueberry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins. Classy.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2012)
June 2015 - Glass-staining ruby. Cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose, with complicating notes of licorice and lavender. Lively, penetrating bitter cherry and blackberry flavors coat the palate, showing very good clarity and depth and a zesty mineral nuance that gains strength with air. Finishes long and floral, with gentle tannins, lingering sweetness and a late kick of white pepper. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 89 Points (2012)
This is a forceful, hot and heavy Carmenère with strong black-fruit, spice and licorice aromas. The palate is ripe, jammy and a touch pulpy, but deep digging reveals core acidity and structure. Flavors of herbal black fruits come with toasty oak, while the finish is minty and herbal.

Stephen Tanzer (ST) : 90 Points (2011)
Deep ruby. Fresh cherry, cassis and pipe tobacco aromas show very good clarity and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Spicy and nicely concentrated, with focused dark fruit flavors, silky tannins and bright, enlivening acidity. Expands and sweetens on the appealingly sweet finish, which features smooth tannins and a hint of mocha.

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RP
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WE
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WE
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RP
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RP
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WE
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WS
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JS
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WE
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WE
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Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere 2016 Reviewed by James Suckling 25-11-2018 . Score: 4.5