- Santa Ema Amplus One 2008 Product #27110 (In Stock)
A sophisticated, complex, and very, very, tasty blend of Chile’s own Carmenère (75%) plus dark and meaty Syrah (20%) and blue fruited and mineral Carignan, all aged in French oak for 12 months. The stylish flavors and satiny structure will have you thinking this is a $30 Bordeaux from a fine vintage (like 2009) or perhaps an unusually restrained and sophisticated Napa Meritage blend. Only your wallet needs to know differently!
“The 2008 Amplus One is made up of 75% Carmenere, 20% Syrah, and 5% Carignan. It displays aromas of damp earth, balsamic, herbs, blueberry, and black plum. On the palate, it reveals some elegance, savory flavors, good volume, and a bit of structure. This tasty effort will provide pleasure over the next 6 years.”Wine Advocate 91 points
“Impressive and generous, this gets going with full berry and chocolaty oak aromas. The well-structured palate bears lightly herb-tinged flavors of berry and chocolate. It finishes dry, peppery and sturdy as a cinder block.”Wine Enthusiast 91 points
“Sleek, with nice focus and purity for the vintage, as the damson plum, cherry and red currant fruit is carried by fine-grained structure. Lingering whiffs of tobacco and mineral mark the finish. Carmenère, Syrah, Carignan.”Wine Spectator 90 points