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Chile, Colchagua Valley

Primus

Primus Carmenere 2016

Primus Carmenere 2016 94 pts James Suckling - 2018 Top 100 Best Wines under $30 - #57

Tasting Notes

2/28/19
No herbal greenness or excessive peppercorn edginess to the aromatics makes this a lovely take on the varietal showcasing the lightest touch of herbs along with tobacco and sweet spice to the dark currants whiffs on the nose. Round and supple, medium fuller to fuller bodied the core of dark red fruit flavors are layered with noted depth and palate presence, while the tannins have just the right amount of tension to hold everything together in perfect balance. Just now opening up this should drink impressive over the next 2-3 years. This is a great value on this unique varietal that Chile has claimed as its own.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

94 pts James Suckling -2018 Top 100 Best Wines under $30 - #57
Lots of sweet tobacco and currants. Dried herbs like thyme. Full body, layered with firm and juicy tannins. So serious for carmenere. Top. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink in 2020.



Winemaker Notes

A warm season for the Colchagua Valley, with lower yields than a normal year, giving way to great concentration and structure. As a result, we obtained terrific fruit and intensity of flavors. Organic farming has allowed for true expression of the fruit from this specific are of Apalta, delivering a unique and elegant Carménère

The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted and fermented in open top tanks with native yeasts. The grapes are left on the skins after fermentation to gain structure and depth. The best lots of the vintage are selected, blended and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Red fruit aromas, with cedar and boldo notes. On the palate it is fresh and fruity, with flavors of cherry and hints of pepper and rosemary. Silky, with velvety tannins and great mouthfeel.




Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

Price

SKU

Varietal

14% alcohol by volume

$15.29

$16.99

14817

Carmenere


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