Friday, March 16, 2007

Apaltagua Envero 2004 wine review by (PB)

This Chilean varietal is 90% Carmenere and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass it has a deep, purple core with a radiating purple sunrise red rim.

The bouquet is subdued on opening with faint tones of of forest glade. In the mouth it is fairly rich, tannic, and waiting to break out. It needs decanting.

After some air time, there are mint and dill notes with a nice enough palate but it is really understated from what it seemed to promise. The finish is practically non-exisitant. This wine which cost $13, started out big but just never delivered. At this price point, you can do better especially from Chile. Raise a glass.

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