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Kuyen Valle del Maipo 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

40% Syrah, 37% cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 2% Petit Verdot A bit chocolaty on the earthy nose which shows lovely black currant, black raspberry, and spicy, brambly, herbaceous aromas. There’s a lightly gummy/candied element to the fruit here along with attractive balsamic and white pepper accents. A touch low in flavor on entry, though this feels a bit tight and firm. The tannins are definitely present underpinning the ripe berry fruit that has almost a Christmas quality with hints of mint, balsam, and spice. Nice cherry and blackberry fruit is enlivened by solid acidity, though this does turn a bit woody on the back end, picking up nuanced cedar and spice notes along with rather drying wood tannins. The finish is dry and a bit hot, and very short. Admittedly not the current release, this should be consumed soon as it does seem to be falling apart. 83pts

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Editorial Reviews for Kuyen Valle del Maipo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,368
2.50 5
01/20/2014

40% Syrah, 37% cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 2% Petit Verdot A bit chocolaty on the earthy nose which shows lovely black currant, black raspberry, and spicy, brambly, herbaceous aromas. There’s a lightly gummy/candied element to the fruit here along with attractive balsamic and white pepper accents. A touch low in flavor on entry, though this feels a bit tight and firm. The tannins are definitely present underpinning the ripe berry fruit that has almost a Christmas quality with hints of mint, balsam, and spice. Nice cherry and blackberry fruit is enlivened by solid acidity, though this does turn a bit woody on the back end, picking up nuanced cedar and spice notes along with rather drying wood tannins. The finish is dry and a bit hot, and very short. Admittedly not the current release, this should be consumed soon as it does seem to be falling apart. 83pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,368
4.20 5
01/20/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
10/28/2012

Big, old and French tasting.



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