Haras de Pirque Albis 2005
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere
This has evolved nicely, with alluring coffee and cocoa flavors melding into the core of crushed plum, fig sauce and melted licorice. The long, fleshy finish lets mature tobacco and black tea notes slide in. Very Maipo. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère.
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère from Pirque, one of the highest altitude vineyards of the Alto Maipo. The cool influence of the Andes shows in rosemary and menthol notes, as well as in the firm frame of acidity that sharpens the focus on ripe fruit. It lasts on flavors of cherries and blackberries, ready to enjoy with a steak.
The 2005 Albis (a collaboration with Marchesi Antinori) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Carmenere aged in French oak for 18 months. Purple-colored, it delivers a sophisticated nose of mineral, pencil lead, spice box, violets, blueberry, and black currant. Bordeaux-like, it has an elegant personality, a smooth texture, savory flavors, and excellent balance.