Toulouse, and the Rhone, and the French influence is remarkably clear in the blend of the red, which goes for elegant subtlety over big fruitiness. It offers up aromas of tomato leaf, supple blackberry fruit, and a hand-in-hand balance of black and white pepper so well in-tune with one another that might as well have been singing “Ebony & Ivory.” Read more review by Joe Roberts on his site, 1 Wine Dude.

WHO: Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol
WHAT: Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere
WHERE: Colchagua Valley, Chile
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $23

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