The nose is a veritable fruit cocktail of blueberry, mulberry, black cherry, and a bit of strawberry. Surprisingly, there was far less fruit on the palate. It was darker, more brooding, with lots of black pepper and some grenache-like dried orange peel. Unsweetened chocolate showed up on the mid-palate. This is a pretty good pop-n-pour, offering interesting fruit and some pleasant secondary flavors. At $24 it is stretching the upper end of the reasonable price range for what it has to offer, but it is not, quite, over-priced.
WHERE Chile, Coquimbo, Limarí Valley
HOW MUCH $24 (free media sample)