2009 Emiliana – Adobe Reserva – D.O. Valle Central

Good-value from Chile

2009 Emiliana - Adobe Reserva - D.O. Valle CentralIt’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.

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2 comments on “2009 Emiliana – Adobe Reserva – D.O. Valle Central”

  1. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    Seems to be quite a good buy. Unfortunately I’m not really into South American wines. I always have the feeling that they just imported grapes from Europe and imitated their wines. At least in the US you find sometimes autochthonous grapes

    • vino in love Reply

      Well in Germany we don’t have that many wines from South America but some of the wines that I tried (for example the Adobe) were good while some others were not. And it’s really no surprise that South American wineries tend to grow the same grapes that the Europeans do.

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