Clear, very deep plum red. Reticent nose with some cassis, herbal and woody undertones. Tastes like a left-bank Bordeaux from a warm year: lots of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with vanilla and spice from oak maturation. Will probably improve somewhat for another 3 years.
Clear medium-deep garnet. Medium-intensity nose of raspberry, earth and spice. Full-bodied and soft on the palate with smooth tannins supporting ripe fruit flavours: raspberry, blackberry and plum. Long finish. Will last another couple of years.
Opaquely deep plum red. Medium-intensity nose includes black pepper, vanilla, and strawberry aromas with a hint of eucalyptus. Medium-bodied with juicy cherry flavours that are still unintegrated with the acids and tannins — needs more time, will improve for a couple of years. Good value.
Clear, very deep plum red. Nose of cherry and black pepper from the Syrah with green pepper tones from the Carménère. Tastes of black cherries, oak and chocolate, with a long finish. An unusual blend that works very well, with the components complementing and contrasting each other. Will improve for several more years. Good value. Excellent accompaniment to a rare grilled steak.
Unusual blend. Clear, very deep plum red. Interesting and robust nose shows blackberries, cedar and clove spice with vanilla. In the mouth it is ultra-fruity with sweet and juicy blackberries and blueberries. Full bodied and well balanced, although the alcohol is a bit hot. Smooth tannins from judicious use of oak. Give it time in the glass. Has the necessary elements to age for several more years. Good value.
Clear pale silver-yellow. Powerful aromas of banana and apple, together with a slight peach bouquet which manifests the inclusion of 5% Viognier grapes. On the palate it is completely dry, contrary to the very fruity nose. Light-bodied with a long finish of apple and peach flavours. I enjoyed this with summer squash soup garnished with truffle oil and toasted pumpkin seeds. Drink now.