Getting Chile

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the Wines of Chile PR folks in order to participate in a Wines of Chile tasting

Ok. I flat out admit that I am super duper duper behind on my posts. I have no excuse for this beyond the fact that all fall I was extremely pregnant and my energy level was at about a minus 10 and writing one post a week felt really taxing at the time. So I participated in the a red blends from Chile tasting in September? October? And I have yet to write up the wines. They were good though, so I don’t want you to miss out. One of my favorites was this 2007 Coyam Emiliana. It clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, retails for around $29, and is a blend of 38% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 17% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, and 1% Mouvedre.

On the nose I got spice, pepper, something almost floral, cigar box, an exotic spice shop, more herbs than you can shake a stick at, plum, pencil lead, and violets. In the mouth I found black cherry, black plum, fresh cracked pepper, violets, chocolate, meat, and blackberry. For me, the Syrah really dominated this wine, but the whole package was just lovely. It was silky and smooth in the mouth, and I loved it.

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