Fine Rare Wine, Alka Carmenere 2012/14 - Chile
Fine Rare Wine, Alka Carmenere 2012/14 - Chile

Fine Rare Wine, Alka Carmenere 2012/14 - Chile

Regular price 400.00 NIS

Unreputed as a noble variety and only esteemed fine enough to be blended, François was convinced of Carmenere’s potential for finesse and complexity. Alka is the fruit of this quest. Alka (the Araucano word for the French national emblem, the cockerel) is one of the rare 100% Carmenere wines and serves as proof of this grape variety’s nobility.

Ageing : 100 % in new French oak, in 600 L demi-muids, during at least 18 months. 1 racking every 4 months.

Awards :

vintage 2015 :

96 pts james suckling

vintage 2014 :                                                                   93 james suckling

Vintage 2012 :                                                                    91 pts Robert parker

Vintage 2011 :

90 pts Wine Advocate (July 2014)

Vintage 2010 :

Médaille d’or Wine of Chile Awards 2013 (January 2013)

93 pts Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice (April 2013)

Vintage 2009 :

91 pts Wine Advocate (December 2010)

Double golden medal San Francisco International Wine Cellar (Avril 2011)

91 pts International Wine Cellar (May 2011)

Vintage 2005 :

92 pts Wine Advocate (May 2009)

91 pts International Wine Cellar (March 2008) by Stephen TANZER

Tasting note :

EYE : Dark cherry red colour, bright and very deep.

NOSE : The nose is intense and complex. Shows hints of dark fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) well mixed with notes of eucalyptus and spice such as black pepper and cinnamon.

MOUTH : On the palate, this unique wine shows a powerful structure with unctuous tannins that reflect the perfect ripeness of the grape. The backbone, well balanced by the acidity, gives a long and complex finish, with aromas of plum marmelade mixed with spices.

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