2015 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta Colchagua Valley Chile
Grapes are harvested at first light, and the fruit carefully double sorted and destemmed. The fruit is then gravity fed into 5000 L tanks, where they are fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then racked off to 225 L French oak barrels, where the wine is aged for 14 months. After this period, the wine is finished in 3000 L foudres for 6 months in order to achieve a perfect integration. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Carménère.
This is crazy with mushrooms, black truffle, blackberries and hot stone. Old-vine magic. Full body, dense and so polished with integrated and melted tannins. Greatness and respect. A blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon and 45% carmenere. Made from organically grown grapes. 120-year-old cabernet and 70-year-old carmenere. Amazing. Drink or hold.
Rated 98 Points James Suckling