Friday, February 12, 2010

Emiliana Coyam, 2006

This is one of the better wines I've tried from Chile. First tasted at a Wine Society tasting a few years ago, it still gets my attention. It's a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Mouverdre from the Colchagua Valley, which is becoming increasingly known for it's production of fine reds. It's also made from biodynamic/organically grown grapes.

This is a complex and dense wine, and seems more expensive that its £9.95 price tag. It's very vibrant and fresh, and could probably do with a few more years in the cellar, but if you like big, chunky reds and don't mind a bit of a mouthful by all means drink now.

The 2006 has sold out at The Wine Society, replaced by the 2007. However, the price has gone up to £12.50. Shame - it was difficult to find a better red for under £10.

Coyam 2006
Colchagua Valley, Chile
The Wine Society

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