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Apaltagua Grial Carmenere 2008, Colchagua, Chile

£39.95

Selected for Waddesdon’s guest wine selection due to its quality and artisanal approach to wine making. Apaltagua Grial consists of fruit that is collected from a single vineyard near Apalta, in the Colchagua Valley of Chile. Carmenere naturally possesses a distinctive character that includes generous toasted spice, and plumes of bonfire smoke. Apaltagua Grial is indeed, as the name suggests, the holy grail of Carmenere. This vintage has collected numerous awards and consistently scores 90+ points with critics.

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Tasting notes

This vintage of Apaltagua Grial is at full maturity. The nose boasts a masculine profile of smoky blackberry, freshly chopped mint, intertwined with toast, tobacco, mulberry, toasted spice and vanilla. There’s smoky fruit towards the finish with suave tannins and perfectly balanced acidity. This is juicy and multi-layered, and despite the sheer power there’s a degree of elegance too. Apaltagua Grial 2008 picked up a gold medal at the Berlin Wine trophy awards and was given 92 points by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Only 608 cases of this brilliant wine were produced in 2008.

 

Varietal

Carmenere

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Chile

Producer

Apaltagua

ABV

14%

Decant from

An hour before serving

Drink from

2012 – 2020

Food match

Rare fillet of beef

Closure

natural cork

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