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Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenere 2016

March 16, 2019

 

 

 Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenere 2016 CE9931

 

 

The Wine Society - £16.00

 

Tasting date - 15/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Deep purple

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary aroma - Cassis, black cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus, licquorice

 

Secondary aroma - Coffee, chocolate, clove

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High acid 

 

Tannin and nature - Medium plus, ripe and slightly firm  

 

Alcohol - High 

 

Body - Full

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Cassis, black cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus, green pepper, licquorice

 

Secondary flavours - Coffee, chocolate, clove

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Long and concentrated ( lacks complexity)

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

 

An incredibly concentrated wine that is at the start of its development journey, using BLIC by itself would not easily get you to 'outstanding' and you need to look at the future/potential complexity, the precision and purity of the black fruit notes and aromas would also help with an 'outstanding' quality assessment. This wine will easily mature successfully for over ten years and so you need to think about it at its peak, an outstanding quality note there would be easier to understand.

 

The structure of the wine should take you to any of the Bordeaux varieties, you should be firmly in the new world with the purity and clarity of fresh black fruit. The eucalyptus note and green pepper note could come quite easily from Cabernet Sauvignon but the slightly lower level of tannin could potentially push you towards Carmenere. In truth it is more of a guess and instinct that would tell you it was Carmenere or that the other two wines in a trio would help with the country assessment. You may be likely to see this type of wine on Paper 2 - flight 2.  

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