Thursday, April 14, 2011
2009 Hacienda Araucano Syrah Reserva
The 2009 Hacienda Araucano Syrah Reserva is composed of 100% Syrah from the Lolol Valley D.O.
This deeply colored red wine has a bouquet that displays aromas of earthy blackberry, eucalyptus, pencil led, and crushed rocks. I love the distinct terroir character that the wine exhibits, and in many ways it reminds me of some of the great Chilean Cabernet's I've had over the past decade. ( ie. Don Melchor)
On the palate the wine continues to show it's spiciness and peppery character, but the underlining black cherry, and rustic blackberry flavors are very nice indeed. The wine finishes nice and long, and has some firm and dry tannins. Very nice wine for the $13 suggested retail price. 89 points
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