2006 De Martino “Las Cruces”
Appellation: Cachapoal Valley, Chile
About the Wine: The grapes are all picked from a single vinyard. The grapes are hand picked, fermented in stainless steel, and aged in French oak for 14 months.
Tasting Notes: Tasted during the Wines of Chile blogger tasting. 66% Malbec, 34% Carmenere. 14.7% ABV. Violet color. Nose is floral, red fruit, some spice. Attack is red fruit, spice, complex. Nice transition through mid palate, then finish is really bright fruit then dry tannin. Medium finish, medium body. A little disjointed on finish. also a little heat on the back end. It probably needed to be decanted, or left alone for another couple of years. (I tasted it later in the evening, and after having been open for a few hours, it had come together and was better.)
Price: $45 Suggested Retail.