The richness of the wine comes from a blend of fruit from Apalta and cooler Marchigüe in western Colchagua. It’s a recipe for power and international fame, and that oak does show as a primary element at first. But there’s beautiful fruit that keeps juicing up from behind the oak until it becomes the primary driver (it’s there from the start, but it really emerges three days after the wine is first opened). Name your dark fresh berry—blackberry, black currant, blueberry—and you may well find it in the wine, along with a satin texture that’s hard to resist.
— Tara Q. Thomas