TYPE: Red Wine
CS 6 SIZE: 750ML
GRAPES: 90% Carmenere, 10% Petit Verdot
AVG. AGE OF VINES: 14 Years
92 Robert Parker issue#222 The premium-priced 2011 Tatay De Cristobal 1492 is pure Carménère from 17-year-old vines on sandy soils; it fermented in stainless steel with selected yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 25 months. The nose shows a strong note of smoked paprika, very balsamic with plenty of roasted aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, over a core of ripe blackberries, earth, spices and hummus, with something organic and hints of ink, quite complex.
This is a complex wine (in reality it’s not a varietal, it contains 10% Petit Verdot) with a powerful palate, plenty of charred flavors, persistent and still young. An XXL Carménère for powerful food and long ageing in bottle. 3,337 bottles were filled in August 2013.
TASTING NOTES AND FOOD PAIRING: A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a brooding bouquet, pain grille, pencil lead, dried herbs, lavender, blueberry and blackberry. In the glass, it reveals a voluptuous body, layered fruit, incipient complexity and impeccable balance. It is wine to meditate over… sip after sip… or to settle in next to a filet mignon.
Imported by: Mas Vino Wine Broker Inc.