Antiyal Carmenere 2008
The 2008 Carmenere Alto del Maipo Valley (100%) was fermented and aged in cement tank. Deep purple in color with legs that coat the glass, it offers up a superb aromatic array of herbs, exotic spices, truffle, a hint of balsamic, blueberry, and blackberry. Plush, sweetly-fruited, complex, and pleasure-bent, this intense, powerful offering will benefit from 4-5 years of additional bottle age to fill out. It offers a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2023 and possibly longer. Carmenere does not get much better than this. JM
- 93 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
Antiyal’s 2008 Alto del Maipo Valley is composed of 52% Carmenere, 25% Syrah, and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in French oak. It offers up an already complex bouquet of Asian spice, herbal notes, incense, tobacco, blueberry, and blackberry. In the glass it opens to reveal full body, plush, layered fruit, succulent flavors, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-4 years of additional cellaring to reveal its full potential and drink this classy effort from 2015 to 2023. JM
- 92 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
The 2008 Antiyal is a blend of 43% Carmenere, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Syrah. It offers up an inviting nose of pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, olives, and assorted black fruits. Structured on the palate and full-bodied, it will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring. This lengthy effort will be at its best between 2014 and 2020.
- 91 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
Antiyal’s 2009 Kuyen is composed of 40% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, and 2% Petit Verdot. Notions of spice box, incense, violets, black plum, and blueberry inform the nose of a forward, spicy, decently concentrated wine that will provide enjoyment over the next 8 years.
- 88 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012