Escudo Rojo Reserva - Maipo Valley, Chile - Carmenere 2019
Tasting notes - The nose opens on ripe black berry fruit aromas, joined on airing by notes of roasted coffee beans and black pepper. From a highly expressive attack on the black fruit found on the nose, the peppery notes that emerged with airing return on a midpalate which combines power with heft. The finish lingers on an intense array of black fruit, spice and roasted coffee bean flavors.
James Suckling 93 - Extremely aromatic with dried flowers, as well as black-fruit and wet-earth character. Full-bodied and chewy, yet finely textured. Extremely characterful with cloves and other spices. Dry finish. Reserva this year.