Abril 8th, 2010.- San Pedro’s Syrahs continue causing great impact, as well as our wines stemming from the special terroir at the Elqui Valley. This time, 1865 Limited Edition Syrah 2007 native from that northern valley, has just been granted 90 points by prestigious American specialized magazine WineEnthusiast (WE).
On the Buying Guide of its May issue, the publication chose to highlight only five Chilean Syrah and Michael Schachner, contributing editor responsible for tasting the Chilean wines, scored it with 90 points what is equivalent to qualify it as an excellent and highly recommendable wine.
Schachner highlighted its origin at the Elqui Valley, adding “we like its leathery, complex and smoky nose that foretells layered blackberry, chocolate and spice flavors. Fairly thick and modern, but balanced, with a long, lightly minty finish. Interesting and well seasoned with oak.”
This wine is the second one launched within the Limited Edition line of our brand 1865, which aims at giving an even higher relevance to the origin. It is elaborated from a selection of Syrah grapes, planted twelve years ago at the Elqui Valley’s coastal zone, on alluvial soils, near the Elqui River and at 100 meters above the sea level. This area’s lower temperatures than other more traditional Chilean wine-growing regions for this variety, allow obtaining wines with greater fruit expression and softer tannins. This wine is vinified in 15,000 liters vats, specially designed for it and wears its creator’s signature, winemaker Marco Puyo, on its label.
Just as Mr. Schachner said, highly recommendable!