2007 De Martino Las Cruces Single Vineyard Old Bush Vines
Winemaker Marcelo Retamal is developing a well deserved reputation as one of Chile’s visionaries, and this field blend red (made mostly from Malbec vines planted in the mid 1950s) shows why. This wine is the full package: tobacco smoke, meat, chocolate, dark plum, juicy and silky—which basically means that the tannins are rounder and approachable now. Focused, expressive, and sure to be empty at your dinner table in before-you-know-it timeframes.
WHO: De Martino
WHAT: Malbec blend
WHERE: Cachapoal, Chile
HOW MUCH: $40