Monday, March 28, 2005

Primus by Veramonte 2002 (PB)

This Chilean is a blend from the Casablanca Valley of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere is a deep garnet on the pour with young, fresh fruit rising gently out of the bouquet. The nose is vegetal with a suggestion of spice. It sits well though a bit hot on the palate, is hefty and hints of eucalyptus are coy. With some air time currants come out with lots of blackberries and plums and the balance is pretty solid but still harsh a bit. If not for this, this would be a stellar wine. It finishes well with a smokey BBQ’d kind of ending which is quite nice. At $14, it’s a decent wine that pairs well with homemade Tagliatelle and Italian sausage and sauce. Now, raise a glass.

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