Top 100 Wines of 2022
There’s a lot to admire in this medium- to full-bodied red. Opens with a whiff of chrysanthemum and smoky game, while the palate is rich, creamy and built around juicy black cherry, blackberry and açaí flavors that are well-spiced. Finishes with great length around firm but integrated tannins, showing notes of ground ginger and chocolate.
Deep nose, full of tarry blackberries, ground dark peppercorn, dark spices and dried meat. Some dried Mediterranean herbs and cocoa powder, too. Dark fruit and spices seep into the medium-to full-bodied palate with chalky tannins and a long, creamy finish. Consistently a great-value syrah from Colchagua.
A full and gritty nose showcases aromas of eucalyptus, green herbs and black fruits. A full but agile palate features bright acidity and grabby tannins, while toasty oak tops herbal blackberry and plum flavors.