Antiyal Alvaro Espinoza - 2019
A 50/50 blend of Garnacha (Grenache) and Syrah aged in French oak for 18 months. The thin-skinned but fruit driven Garnacha marries beautifully with the dark and spicy black fruited Syrah. Intense flavours that linger and linger on the palate. The newest addition to Alvaro’s Pura Fe range of wines.
91 Points – Tom Cannavan, ‘From the Maipo Valley, a wine from organic vineyards that also follow some biodynamic principles, this is made by the highly respected Alvaro Espinoza who was winemaker at Carmen for many years and is considered one of the country’s great viticultural experts. The wine spends 18 months in French oak and opens with a beautifully deep and glossy pool of black fruits, just elegantly edged with mint and chocolate. In the mouth it is opulently rich, an almost jammy blackcurrant sweetness to the fruit, but a broad-based, creamy tannin structure, tight cherry acidity and a spiciness give it flesh, texture and length.’ Wine-Pages.com, November 2015 (2013 vintage)
93 Points – Descorchados Chilean Wine Guide (2014 vintage)