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Anakena Winemaker’s Selection Red Blend 2013 – Drinkable, But Not Enjoyable

Anakena, Winemaker’s Selection Red Blend 2013, Central Valley, Chile, Wine Casual

Anakena, Winemaker’s Selection Red Blend 2013, Central Valley, Chile

Tasting Note: Overall, not a very satisfying wine experience given the host of other Chilean export options available at affordable price points.

This purple red blend has a pungent, earthy, vegetal nose with an underlay of black fruit including black cherry.

On the palate the wine is medium bodied and somewhat thin for a Chilean red.

Light, jammy black fruit, approaching off-dry sweetness registers on the attack, but isn’t backed up by tannin or body resulting in an unsupported and somewhat hollow fruit-forward wine experience.

The component grapes aren’t listed on the bottle.

Drinkable, but not enjoyable.

Bottle Note: At Viña Anakena we believe in excellence and constantly seek ways to reach even high quality in fine winemaking. The combination of the characteristics of our own vineyards located in the finest Chilean terroirs and the experience and vision of our viticultural and enological teams enable us to offer elegant and well-balanced wines that truly reflect their origins. These varieties are combined together to give a beautiful purplish in colour with a nose that offers fresh dark fruit aromas that recall raspberries, black cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and black currants. The palate confirms the fruit driven style, showing a fresh, linear and juicy wine with fine-grained tannins and a mineral finish.

Rating: 79 points
Price: $8
Alcohol: 14%
Importer: Evaton, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: February 15, 2015

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