Good-value from Chile
It’s once again time for some tasting notes that are not for an Italian wine! Today I have a red from Chile for you produced by biodynamic winery Emiliana. The wine has the unusual name Adobe. The wine has a cuvée of 85% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 6% Syrah. Adobe aged six months in oak barrels of which 20% are of French origin. The wine is classified as D.O. Valle Central and the bottle I uncorked was from the 2009 vintage. The bottle label indicates that the wine is a “Reserva” but after some research I found out that in Chilean wine-law the term Reserva has no legal definition and can be used at will (just like an American vintner can use the term Reserve at will). Italian wine-law on the other hand has strict definitions for that term.
Adobe Tasting Notes
Anyways, Adobe has a label listed alcohol by volume of 14%. In the glass the wine had an intense ruby red color. There was a heavy aroma of blackberry, a bit of ripe red fruit, vanilla and some of toffee. On the palate I found the Adobe to be dry with silky tannins. The wine had a bit of acidity as well which after a few zips became more notable. Adobe was well-balanced. Quite Fruity finale which was of medium length.
I’ve had this wine for over a year now in my cellar but at the moment it seems to sell for under 10€. In that price range the wine is top-notch. An excellent and affordable every-day wine. If you want to buy this wine then let wine-searcher help you locate a store near you.
I want to leave you with a short video about Emiliana winery. And don’t forgot to subscribe for more future posts!