Chilean Merlot at its best in the hands of a master
Norwegian born ship owner Dan Odfjell discovered and fell in love with a small corner of the famous Maipo Valley in Chile over 25 years ago. He invested in some land which serendipitously turned out to be located in Chile's premium red wine producing valley, where Vitis Vinifera has been cultivated for over 400 years. While most other top producers in Chile work with relatively young wines, Odfjell has forged a unique reputation by rediscovering the forgotten wealth of Chile's winemaking past. In fact, they believe their Carignan vines in Cauquenes are the oldest in Chile at over 100 years old! Although,s at times, this was considered an eccentric move, interest in these old sites has since grown hugely.
Tasting Note: Deep red with hints of violet. The nose is concentrated and deep, with aromas of cherries, figs, violets and white fruit aromas such as apricots and pears. The palate is long, complex and juicy with soft tannins.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.2/20 (average producer score)
Merlot (85%), Carménère (10%), Syrah (5%)