2012 Antiyal
Maipo Valley, Chile

92 ST

2012 Antiyal


as part of a mixed case.

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Winemaker's Notes
"Among the very best wines being produced in South America, a "garage wine" from the celebrated Chilean winemaker Alvaro Espinoza. Made with an organic blend of 56% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 13% Syrah."

Technical Notes
"56% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah. The Antiyal blend is aged one year in French oak barrels, then bottled and aged for an additional six months in the cellar prior to release. Antiyal's grapes are organically grown, which Espinoza believes gives his fruit a superior expression of terroir. 14.5% alc."
Stephen Tanzer
"92 pts ... Opaque ruby. Dark berry compote, violet, cola and woodsmoke on the highly perfumed nose. The palate offers deep, spice-accented black and blue fruit flavors lifted and braced by juicy acidity and a suave floral nuance. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity, finishing sweet, gently tannic and very long. While already nicely harmonious, this wine is built to age, as usual."