Viña Maquis "Calcu" Rosé Colchagua Valley 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky and rich on the nose with a complex melange of mossy, slightly vegetal top notes over black cherry, black currant and blueberry fruit all wrapped up in a coat of cigar box oak spice. Tight on entry and laden with bitter tannins, this is very young and fairly hard today with lots of coffee, creme brulee, and oaky spice flavors but not much in the way of fruit. The finish is all oak, vanilla and wood tannins. There's obviously some fruit here, flashes of blueberry and black currant pop on the back end, but I have to question whether the fruit will outlast these tannins. This offers no pleasure today. 75pts

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Vina Maquis:
The Hurtado family planted vineyards at the Viña Maquis Estate in the Colchagua Valley during the early 20th century. The original winery was built in 1927 by owner and engineer, Ignacio Hurtado, when he was just 23 years old. With rivers running on both sides of the estate, the Hurtado family knew this property was special: the vineyards were blessed with a temperate climate and rich soils. Fo... Read more
The Hurtado family planted vineyards at the Viña Maquis Estate in the Colchagua Valley during the early 20th century. The original winery was built in 1927 by owner and engineer, Ignacio Hurtado, when he was just 23 years old. With rivers running on both sides of the estate, the Hurtado family knew this property was special: the vineyards were blessed with a temperate climate and rich soils. For nearly 60 years, Viña Maquis has cultivated grapes that were sold to renowned neighboring wineries. Twelve years ago, the Hurtado family invested in replanting estate with the finest red wine clones available in both Chile and France. In 2002, the family decided to make their own wine out of the terrific grapes in their own backyard. They built a gorgeous, state-of-the-art gravity flow winery and set out to make Maquis Lien, a "Super Chilean" blend using the vineyard’s best red grapes that express the story of that vintage. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Viña Maquis "Calcu" Rosé Colchagua Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/09/2013

Smoky and rich on the nose with a complex melange of mossy, slightly vegetal top notes over black cherry, black currant and blueberry fruit all wrapped up in a coat of cigar box oak spice. Tight on entry and laden with bitter tannins, this is very young and fairly hard today with lots of coffee, creme brulee, and oaky spice flavors but not much in the way of fruit. The finish is all oak, vanilla and wood tannins. There's obviously some fruit here, flashes of blueberry and black currant pop on the back end, but I have to question whether the fruit will outlast these tannins. This offers no pleasure today. 75pts


Member Reviews for Viña Maquis "Calcu" Rosé Colchagua Valley

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Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,039
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/25/2009

Dark red, w/ black berries and black cherries. Nice 5 grape blend primarily Syrah & Carmenere.


Snooth User: rcscgrhpx
78329371
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/03/2009

I was expecting a bit more punch from this wine when I saw the blend of grapes. The nose was rather tight and subtle with traces of dustiness and ripe red fruit. The first taste was nicely focused and had a nice freshness and juicy quality. The mid-palate transitioned to cherry flavors and something slightly bitter; perhaps dark chocolate. The finish had a bit of grip and spice, which didn't last very long. I think it would have benefited from decanting, since it opened up the second day.


Snooth User: Nick75
263791233
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/02/2009

There's a lot going on with this wine.....sort of felt like an overambitious punch to me.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/27/2008

I am indifferent. Not great. not bad. just ok.


Snooth User: kalani
70607113
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/04/2008

Great varietal combination and excellent value


Snooth User: Nick75
263791233
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/06/2009

Three and a half glasses




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