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2008 Carchelo Spanish Red "Altico A"

Carchelo 2008 Altico A

Winery: Carchelo

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Altico A"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Jumilla

State or country: Spain

Price: $20

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 3, 2010

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a very fragrant red currant and red raspberry bouquet with a hint of cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, shows some elevated acidity, yet remains round and smooth in the mouth. The flavor profile is a gentle black currant with notes of blackberry and oak. There is also a touch of black licorice mixed in. The finish is dry with moderate tannins. Its old oak flavors continue to linger in the aftertaste. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Syrah. Maceration of between 25 and 28 days is followed by 4 months’ aging in French oak barrels. Dry and mineral with hints of black pepper, ripe red fruits and licorice. Pleasant and persistent finish with balanced tannins that open up in a broad finish.

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