Saturday, 10 September 2011

Vina Valdiveiso Eclat 2007 (Maule Valley)

Tasted 8/9/11. 14% ABV. About £15 UK retail. Presented by winemaker Brett Jackson to the Chelsea and Fulham Wine Society at My Dining Room, SW6.
Eclat is their premium southern Rhone blend of Carignan, Mouvedre and Syrah. It is a distinctive wine, made with some old vines from selected plots and newer plantings.
Deep purple colour, beautiful spicy 'Rhone nose' of black fruits. Firm tannins still, so this wine will benefit from keeping but it is very good to drink now. The palate is elegant and has a long finish - great value for money. From 2012, 17/20.

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