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Item: #377131
Bottle Size:750ml WS:93

A very dark red color. Also in the mouth and nose you can feel the apples, plum, dark cherry, fig fruit, mocha, iron and olive past layers of humus. Our recommendation is Read More...
to have it at a temperature of 64 F and to decant the wine 30 minutes to an hour before consuming. We also recommend that the cellaring potential in the Montes Angel 2010 is 10 years or more. Grape Variety: 92% Carmenere, 8% Petit Verdot

JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS - " This is a beautiful long and silky red with blackberry and blueberry character plus hints of spices and black pepper. Rose petal too. Full-bodied, yet so fine and gorgeous. It's so drinkable and refined now, but complex and fascinating. Stylish. 92% carmenere and 8% petit verdot. Drink or hold. "

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - " Suave and plush, with a broad, open texture that transmits a spicy array of dark cherry, currant, blackberry and cocoa powder notes. Very creamy, with silky tannins on the finish of Asian spice and chocolate. Drink now through 2022."
Item: #383199
Bottle Size:750ml

This is one of a handful of great Carmenere wines from Chile that will turn heads with Cab drinkers. The Carmenere grape was famously mistaken for Merlot in Chile and planted widely Read More...
across the country for decades. This mistake persisted until the 1990s, but Carmenere is tricky and slow to ripen, nothing like Merlot in the vineyard. Ventisquero told us they waited a full month after picking Cabernet to pick their Carmenere. Their patience with this temperamental grape shows with a bold and fiery wine. Blackcurrant and blackberry fruit plays off fresh cracked peppercorn, sweet tobacco and black chocolate.

Two years ago we discovered the Viña Ventisquero line from Chile. At the time we wrote, “WOW, what a lineup-- pure, multi-layered wines at unbeatable values,” adding several wines across many price points. At a recent trade show, we tasted the full line again and knew it was time to buy up, but this time we were most impressed with “the best of the best” selections from the “Grey” Gran Riserva tier and a few prestige bottlings. Ventisquero owns over 4,000 acres across top growing areas in Chile, from Casablanca, Maipo, Apalta, and more. The “Grey” wines represent the best blocks in the best vineyard from Ventisquero’s vast holdings. Winemaker Felipe Tosso is a star in Chile, but for these higher tier wines benefit from the added assistance of consultant John Duval, famed as the man entrusted to make Penfolds Grange for over 20 years. This collection is impressive and drinks well above their price tags that seem downright modest in the American market.
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