Antiyal - Carmenere 2008Exotic Spices
The 2008 Carmenere Alto del Maipo Valley (100%) was fermented and aged in cement tank.
Deep purple in colour with legs that coat the glass, it offers up a superb aromatic array of herbs, exotic spices, truffle, a hint of balsamic, blueberry, and blackberry.
Plush, sweetly-fruited, complex, and pleasure-bent, this intense, powerful offering will benefit from 4-5 years of additional bottle age to fill out. It offers a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2023 and possibly longer.
Carmenere does not get much better than this.
- 93 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012