Antu ‘Ninquen’ Syrah 2005
The second of my friend’s attempt to familiarize me with South American terroir. I certainly get a sense that the Colchagua Valley has a lot of potential for syrah, although the Polkura I had earlier far surpassed this representation.
On the nose I detected some smoke as well as a salami component. The palate was very oaky, with cassis and salami (not the greatest flavour). This wine is definitely oak chipped, which is unfortunate, but it does have decent acidity. While simple and highly sulfered there is a push towards flavour that makes the wine decent.
~$20 at BCLDB
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