90 pts Vinous/Josh Raynolds Feb 2017
Vivid ruby. Heady red fruit and potpourri scents, along with suggestions of licorice pastille and white pepper. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry, bitter cherry and allspice flavors and a touch of lavender. Seamless and nicely concentrated; a strong jolt of peppery spices sharpens the long, gently tannic finish.
91 pts James Suckling 5/12/16
A red with medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Pretty precise fruit with hints of lemon undertones. Drink now. Cinsault from three farms in both Maule and Itata.
90 pts The Wine Advocate
The first Cinsault I tried from Garage is part of a co-fermented series, the 2015 Single Ferment Series Cinsault The Soothsayer's Ferment, that aged for a single winter in barrel, with each carrying its own name. It's sold under the D.O. Secano Interior and is sourced from Portezuelo and Guarilihue in Itata. It's light colored and bright with a nose mixing wild berries and some organic, earthy notes. The palate is light and fresh, with an absence of tannins and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Compared with the 2016, this is more concentrated and tasty, with more fruit from Portezuelo. A more serious Cinsault from Itata.