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Errazuriz - Kai Carmenere 2010

Red Wine from Aconcagua · Chile
Price: £600.00
Case Rate: £100.00
Ex Tax: £500.00
Country:
Wine Region: Aconcagua
Winery: Errazuriz
Wine Maker: Francisco Baettig
Grape: Carmenere
Grape Percentage: Carmenere 96%, Petit Verdot 4%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2028
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Yes
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92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Aconcagua
Winery: Errazuriz
Wine Maker: Francisco Baettig
Grape: Carmenere
Grape Percentage: Carmenere 96%, Petit Verdot 4%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2028
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

A deep, intense reddish-violet colour. The nose offers aromas of spice and black fruit intermingled with notes of black pepper, tobacco, and roasted red pepper, resulting in a highly complex blend. The palate unfolds with subtle notes of truffle,cocoa, and toasted coffee accompanied by smooth, voluminous tannins, giving this wine a great structure that fills the palate, creating a beautiful balance of fruit and oak. A wine with great depth and an incredible, prolonged finish.

Food matching

Grilled and Roasted Red Meats Casseroles/Stews Mature Strong Cheeses

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010) - 92 pts

Wine Advocate # 204. Dec 2012. Reviewer : Neal Martin. The 2010 Kai is the purest Carmenere to date (96%) and the first to employ 90% new oak instead of 100%. It has ripe vanilla-y oak on the nose, but good delineation with layers of primal plum and cassis fruit. The palate is sweet and grippy on the entry with powerful black fruit laced with dark chocolate and a touch of mint. There is good weight and greater symmetry than the 2009. The finish has fine tension: reserved and masculine. Excellent. Drink now-2018.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010) - 93 pts

Inky purple. Exotic spice- and smoke-accented black and blue fruits on the nose. Lush, palate-coating licorice and dark fruit compote flavors are complicated by notes of black tea and bitter chocolate. Sweet, pliant tannins add gentle grip to the plush, seamless, extremely long finish. Year in and out this is Chile's finest example of carmenere.


JancisRobinson.com (2010) - 16.5+ pts

Vibrant dark purple. Heady, opulent nose. Some lift, savour, dryness and sophistication. Much more grown-up than the 2009. But the green streak insists on the finish. Tannin and acidity still. Good ingredients. May well improve considerably.


Wine Spectator (2010) - 90 pts

Issue: Web Only - 2013. Rich and inviting, with fresh acidity supporting the layers of linzer torte, plum sauce and mocha notes, as fine tannins frame the long finish of spice, toasty oak and iron. Drink now through 2018. ?NW.


James Suckling (2010) - 95 pts

A round and juicy red with dried berry, floral petal and hints of stone. Full body, soft and silky tannins. Bright fruit and a clean, chewy finish. Yet shows lots of tension and excitement. A blend of 96% carmenere and 4% petit verdot. Drink now.


Wine Enthusiast (2010) - 90 pts

This absurdly priced Carmenère is always one of Chile’s best, and this vintage is just fine, with cherry, cassis, graphite, herb and eucalyptus-like green aromas. The palate is chunky and round in feel, with solid acidity and plump, herbal flavors of berry fruits, olive and spice. But what justifies a $235 price tag? You can be the judge. — M.S. (7/1/2013)

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