Mayu carmeneresyrah

Carmenere-Syrah 2014

Mayu

An unusual blend from the warmer central vineyards in the high elevation Elqui Valley. Made in a style similar to old world Italian, this is a very fruit driven wine that is juicy (not jammy). Intense ripe blackberry and plum fruits with a touch of vanilla and spice.

Country:
Chile
Region:
Elqui Valley
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
55% Carmenere, 45% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
1000 imported

Reviews

  • "90 points. The 2014 Carménère Syrah saw the two varieties ferment separately in stainless steel, and age in French oak barrels for five months. The blend was 55/45, but the Syrah seems to have taken the lead in terms of aromas this time. It's a spicy, fruit-driven, soft red with a nice mixture of black pepper, smoky bacon, bright cherries and herbal, leafy aromas. The palate is soft and approachable, with unnoticeable tannins and moderate acidity. The aftertaste is definitively cracked black peppercorns. It would be great with some lamb chops. 12,000 bottles imported into US." (Wine Advocate)
  • "89 points. Brilliant ruby. Spice-accented aromas of blueberry, violet and smoky minerals; smells like there's more Syrah in here. Spicy dark berry and floral pastille flavors show very good focus and appealing sweetness, with a peppery nuance adding vivacity. The floral, clinging finish features slow-building tannins and a sexy spicecake nuance. A seriously good value. Drinking window: 2016 - 2020." (vinous)

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