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Antiyal Carmenere Cabernet Syrah Case of 6 Bottles 2008

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Antiyal's 2008 Alto del Maipo Valley is composed of 52% Carmenere, 25% Syrah, and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in French oak. It offers up an already complex bouquet of Asian spice, herbal notes, incense, tobacco, blueberry, and blackberry. In the glass it opens to reveal full body, plush, layered fruit, succulent flavors, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-4 years of additional cellaring to reveal its full potential and drink this classy effort from 2015 to 2023. (43% carmenere, 39% cabernet sauvignon and 18% syrah) Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, assertive aromas of raspberry and blackberry, complicated by floral and incense nuances and a hint of smoky herbs. Juicy, palate-staining red and dark berry preserve flavors show impressive purity and pick up sweetness with aeration. Lively and precise on the finish, which echoes the floral and smoke notes strongly. Incidentally, the 2007, which I had the chance to taste twice this wi...

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External Reviews for Antiyal Carmenere Cabernet Syrah Case of 6 Bottles

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Antiyal's 2008 Alto del Maipo Valley is composed of 52% Carmenere, 25% Syrah, and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in French oak. It offers up an already complex bouquet of Asian spice, herbal notes, incense, tobacco, blueberry, and blackberry. In the glass it opens to reveal full body, plush, layered fruit, succulent flavors, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-4 years of additional cellaring to reveal its full potential and drink this classy effort from 2015 to 2023. (43% carmenere, 39% cabernet sauvignon and 18% syrah) Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, assertive aromas of raspberry and blackberry, complicated by floral and incense nuances and a hint of smoky herbs. Juicy, palate-staining red and dark berry preserve flavors show impressive purity and pick up sweetness with aeration. Lively and precise on the finish, which echoes the floral and smoke notes strongly. Incidentally, the 2007, which I had the chance to taste twice this wi...


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2008 Antiyal is a blend of 43% Carmenere, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Syrah. It offers up an inviting nose of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, olives, and assorted black fruits. Structured on the palate and full-bodied, it will benefit from 2–3 years of additional cellaring. This lengthy effort will be at its best between 2014 and 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

A solid, grippy style, with lilac, cedar and Kenya AA coffee notes up front, followed by firm, focused flavors of black currant, tar and licorice root. There's a nice tug of loam on the finish. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Every year this wine impresses and scores the same, so give credit to Antiyal for consistent high quality. This vintage shows milk chocolate, leather and char on the nose along with deep berry aromas. The palate is full and lush, with cassis, cherry, berry and a light leafiness. Mildly herbal but that’s pure Maipo Valley for you; Carmenère, Cabernet and Syrah is the blend. Drink now–2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Every year this wine impresses and scores the same, so give credit to Antiyal for consistent high quality. This vintage shows milk chocolate, leather and char on the nose along with deep berry aromas. The palate is full and lush, with cassis, cherry, berry and a light leafiness. Mildly herbal but thatandrsquo;s pure Maipo Valley for you; Carmenandegrave;re, Cabernet and Syrah is the blend. Drink nowandndash;2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/01/2012

Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, assertive aromas of raspberry and blackberry, complicated by floral and incense nuances and a hint of smoky herbs. Juicy, palate-staining red and dark berry preserve flavors show impressive purity and pick up sweetness with aeration. Lively and precise on the finish, which echoes the floral and smoke notes strongly.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Antiyal is a blend of 43% Carmenere, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Syrah. It offers up an inviting nose of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, olives, and assorted black fruits. Structured on the palate and full-bodied, it will benefit from 2andndash;3 years of additional cellaring. This lengthy effort will be at its best between 2014 and 2020.


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