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Alcohuaz - Grus 2019 (750ml)


Price: $46.99

Sale Price: $38.88

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Producer Alcohuaz
Country Chile
Region Coquimbo
Subregion Elqui Valley
Varietal Proprietary Red
Vintage 2019
Sku 210000015517
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

The entry-level red 2019 Grus was produced with a blend of 75% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 7% Garnacha, 2% Malbec, 2% Cariñena and 1% Petit Verdot, where Syrah replaced most of the Petit Verdot. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and 20% to 60% full clusters in stone lagares and matured in a combination of concrete eggs and oak foudres for nine months (it used to be 17). It kept a moderate 13.6% alcohol and very good freshness and acidity. There is a flinty sensation in this wine. In 2019, a year that was warm, dry and ripe, they had to harvest early in Elqui, and all the grapes were ready at the same time, which all complicates things. The wine feels very primary and fresh without any of the sweetness many wines in Chile can have in 2019. It's vertical and stony, reflecting the place, fresher than 2017. 27,694 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2019.

Vinous: 93 Points

The 2019 Red Blend Grus is a blend of 75% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 7% Garnacha, 2% Malbec, 2% Cariñena and 1% Petit Verdot from Alcohuaz, Elqui, aged in concrete and foudres. Intense purplish-red in hue. The nose offers gunpowder, sour cherry and raspberry and delicate animal notes. Freshness and intense flavor combine in the mouth with fine tannins and a compact flow before the extremely long finish. Not a wine you find every day.

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