Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC Chilean Syrah.
Producer/Winery: Casas del Bosque; Casablanca, Chile.
Grape Variety: Syrah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Casablanca Valley, Chile.
Price: 17,000 Chilean Pesos, about $19.90 (plus the $25 Queen Victoria corking fee)
Purchased From: Casas del Bosque Winery; Casablanca, Chile.
Paired With: Slow roasted lamb shank.
Note: We purchased this wine at the Casas del Bosque Winery while on a round South America cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Cunard lets you bring wine aboard, but if it’s consumed in the dining room there is a $25 corking fee. We find this to be an excellent wine policy and continue to travel on Cunard’s ships because of it.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Opaque, inky dark garnet red color with a light purple rim. Rich, musty plum, blackberry and leathery aromas with floral notes that had fantastic longevity. Luxurious, smooth and dry mouthfeel, meaty and full body and a 200-grit texture. Lots of plum, cherry, sage and black pepper flavors that were laced with racy licorice. Fresh acidity that was buried deep in the wines richness, very well integrated fine grained tannins and a long slightly bitter fruit and licorice finish. WOW what a great blend of new and old world Syrah. Not overly fruity or bold, but oh so flavorful. A memorable pairing with the lamb and simply a FANTASTIC Chilean Syrah…these delicious Chilean wines have really made a strong impression.
See our reviews of other Casas del Bosque wines.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Not applicable.