Sunday, October 7, 2012

Estampa 2004 Gold Assemblage (Chile)

This is a wine I picked up a few years ago for a song, a blend from Chile that highlighted Carmenere (57%) along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and only 3% Petit Verdot.  The nose was very minty with spice, cassis and dark chocolate ... the dark chocolate continued on the plate along with more interesting notes like licorice, black currant and spice.  Time had helped to mellow this wine and the longer it sat in the glass the smoother and more mellow it got.  Delicious, glad I have a couple more bottles to enjoy.

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