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Antiyal Red Alto del Maipo 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

56% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah Black plums framed with pencil shavings and some fresh herbs and nettles dominate the nose though a nice undercurrent of strawberry-rhubarb compote adds depth and complexity here. Big, smooth and frankly a bit taut in the mouth, this combines richness with grace as it gently floats across the palate. This seems quite young and unevolved with it’s tight core of gentle oak framed black currant and black raspberry fruit that seem to struggle to get noticed today. A streak of vanilla appears on the backend and leads to a long, gently tannic finish that sees fine, fresh black cherry and wild blackberry fruit emerge on the finale. This needs time and is very fine but to a certain extent it’s a texture wine in the way that many of the super tuscans are. It’s a wine of refinement more than anything else. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Antiyal Red Alto del Maipo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/17/2013

56% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah Black plums framed with pencil shavings and some fresh herbs and nettles dominate the nose though a nice undercurrent of strawberry-rhubarb compote adds depth and complexity here. Big, smooth and frankly a bit taut in the mouth, this combines richness with grace as it gently floats across the palate. This seems quite young and unevolved with it’s tight core of gentle oak framed black currant and black raspberry fruit that seem to struggle to get noticed today. A streak of vanilla appears on the backend and leads to a long, gently tannic finish that sees fine, fresh black cherry and wild blackberry fruit emerge on the finale. This needs time and is very fine but to a certain extent it’s a texture wine in the way that many of the super tuscans are. It’s a wine of refinement more than anything else. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/09/2013

Spicy on the nose with herb, grass, balsam, and passion fruit note all embedded in gently oaky dark fruits. Bright and almost tart on entry with blackberry and black currant flavors paired with some soft tobacco notes, toasted nut notes and a bed of slightly earthy, compost notes that are actually quite attractive. A bit lean and elegant, bitter chocolate notes pop on the finish which shows a touch of aggressive wood tannin and a hint of lingering sweetness. A pretty fruity wine but one that remains relatively bright and light on its feet. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.60 5
Vintage: 2011 07/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


External Reviews for Antiyal Red Alto del Maipo

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2011 10/16/2012

Robert Parker 91 Points Alvaro Espinoza is a Chilean legend. He and his wife Marina run the first Boutique /Garage winery in Chile. They were the first to be certified Biodynamic and they have all sorts of wildlife in the vineyards including Llamas. Antiyal Vineyards are located in the Maipo Valley, in three different locations, in Huelquen at the foothills of the Alto Maipo, another property in El Escorial and the third property in Isla de Maipo. The three vineyards are small, completing 8 has of vineyards in total, allowing fine work in the vines. Grapes : Carmenere 43%, Cabernet Sauvignon 39%, Syrah 18% Region : Chile / Maipo Alto Maker : Alvaro Espinoza Notes : Shows a deep dark colour, with intense aromas of berries, dark fruit, earthy and minerals notes giving clean expression and character. The character of the wood is well integrated to the wine. In the palate the wines has good concentration, with volume and body, well balanced and ripe soft tannins in the finished. ABV : 14.70%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2011 10/16/2012

Robert Parker 93 Points Alvaro Espinoza is a Chilean legend. He and his wife Marina run the first Boutique Garage winery in Chile. They were the first to be certified Biodynamic and they have all sorts of wildlife in the vineyards including Llamas. Antiyal Vineyards are located in the Maipo Valley, in three different locations, in Huelquen at the foothills of the Alto Maipo, another property in El Escorial and the third property in Isla de Maipo. The three vineyards are small, completing 8 hectares in total of vineyards, allowing fine work in the vines. Grapes : Carmenere 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Region : Chile / Maipo Alto Maker : Alvaro Espinoza Notes : Ripe super intense nose. Layers of flavour almost sweet but finishing dry and complex. ABV : 14.50%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 11/04/2014

The 2010 Antiyal is a blend of 47% Carmenere, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Syrah. It has a very well defined bouquet with blackberry leaf, crushed stone, and limestone. This is very expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins. It is very well balanced with grace and poise towards the natural, refined blackberry and sea salt tinged finish. This is another beautiful wine from Alvaro. Drink now-2017. - Robert Parker 93 PointsRoasted, spicy and gritty aromas are common for this Carmenère-led blend from Alvaro Espinoza. The palate is full and ripe, with tannic grip. Flavors of buttery oak, vanilla, blackberry and olive lead to a toasty finish, with mocha and bitter chocolate notes. Overall, its an oaky, ripe, strong-boned Maipo wine to drink now2017. - M.S. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 PointsAn earthy yet ripe red, herb-tinged, with a chewy core of plum skin and wild berry notes that lead to a slightly firm finish and an aftertaste of tobacco and ganache that reverberates on the dark finish. Camenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Best from 2014 through 2018. 450 cases made. NW - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points** Only 9 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 12/11/2014

The 2010 Antiyal is a blend of 47% Carmenere, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Syrah. It has a very well defined bouquet with blackberry leaf, crushed stone, and limestone. This is very expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins. It is very well balanced with grace and poise towards the natural, refined blackberry and sea salt tinged finish. This is another beautiful wine from Alvaro. Drink now-2017. - Robert Parker 93 Points Roasted, spicy and gritty aromas are common for this Carmenère-led blend from Alvaro Espinoza. The palate is full and ripe, with tannic grip. Flavors of buttery oak, vanilla, blackberry and olive lead to a toasty finish, with mocha and bitter chocolate notes. Overall, it’s an oaky, ripe, strong-boned Maipo wine to drink now–2017. - M.S. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 Points An earthy yet ripe red, herb-tinged, with a chewy core of plum skin and wild berry notes that lead to a slightly firm finish and an aftertaste of tobacco and ganache that reverberates on the dark finish. Camenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Best from 2014 through 2018. 450 cases made. –NW - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 06/04/2013

The 2010 Antiyal is a blend of 47% Carmenere, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Syrah. It has a very well defined bouquet with blackberry leaf, crushed stone, and limestone. This is very expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins. It is very well balanced with grace and poise towards the natural, refined blackberry and sea salt tinged finish. This is another beautiful wine from Alvaro. Drink now-2017. Roasted, spicy and gritty aromas are common for this Carmenère-led blend from Alvaro Espinoza. The palate is full and ripe, with tannic grip. Flavors of buttery oak, vanilla, blackberry and olive lead to a toasty finish, with mocha and bitter chocolate notes. Overall, it's an oaky, ripe, strong-boned Maipo wine to drink now-2017. - M.S. An earthy yet ripe red, herb-tinged, with a chewy core of plum skin and wild berry notes that lead to a slightly firm finish and an aftertaste of tobacco and ganache that reverberates on the dark finish. Camen&...


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2013

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
Vintage: 2008 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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