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Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator
Region: Chile, South America
Varietal: Other Red Blends
Other Info: Green Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 110339
The word Coyam, meaning oak, was used by the Mapuches, the original inhabitants of Chile. Ancient oaks surround the Emiliana vineyards where these biodynamic grapes are grown. Aged in French and American oak for 13 months, the palate off ers well-balanced volume, round tannins, and a long fi nish that shows both character and personality.
The color is an intense violet-red. The bouquet has elegant expressions of ripe black-fruit including blackberries and cassis that are are delicately interwoven with oak, mineral, toffee, and chocolate notes. On the palate it is lush and full-bodied, with round tannins and a distinct long finish, that shows character and personality.
As blends go, this is a winner. The nose is spicy and wild, with blackberry, cola, fine leather and earthy qualities. Lush and concentrated in the mouth, with meaty, herbal flavors of cola and blackberry. Toast and pepper notes lend darkness to the finish, and overall this is a grand, ripe thoroughbred made from six grapes including Syrah, Cabernet and Carmenère. Drink now through 2013.
Shows nice ripeness and definition for the vintage, with silky tannins that let red currant, dark plum and blackberry fruit mingle nicely with sweet tobacco and roasted vanilla notes, with a very polished finish.