Tabalí Reserva Syrah Shiraz 2007 Wine Review
Tabalí Reserva Syrah Shiraz 2007
Limari Valley, Chile
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Plummy and rich with layers of dark berry flavour. Velvet smooth with a satisfying grip on the finish. This full-bodied wine would be ideal for movie night (especially film noir) or a casual potluck dinner. This wine will be released in Vintages March 6.
This Tabalí Reserva Syrah Shiraz 2007 was reviewed on December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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This wine was made entirely from grapes of our own vineyard located in the coastal area of the Limarí Valley in the north of Chile.
The vines are planted in the oldest alluvial terrace of the Limarí river, the soil profile is a mix a gravels of different sizes, clay and sand with high concentrations of active calcium carbonates (limestone) and different type of salts, due to the very little amount of rainfall per year (70–100 mm) in the area. This geological condition makes this place unique in Chile in terms of the soil formation and composition.
The vineyards are planted 30 kms from the Pacific Ocean, which has a great influence on the temperatures of the area due to the strong breezes that every day get into the continent, cooling the area and making it very suitable for grape growing, plus a spectacular phitosanitary conditions of the grape because of the absence of rain during the harvest season makes this place a paradise for vines and good quality grape.
From the pruning to the harvest, every single work done in the vineyard has gone under the careful supervision of the viticulture and winemaking team in order to produce the best quality of fruit possible.
The fruit was handpicked and them placed in 20kg cases so there is no breakage of the grapes, the picking started mid May, at its optimal phenolic maturity, then underwent through a very careful selection of bunches and after they were destalked a selection of grapes also was done. The fermentation was in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The maceration took place after the alcoholic fermentation.
The wine was aged for 12 month in 70% French oak and 30% American oak barrels.
Deep red colour. In the palate is full bodied, with plums and black cherry flavours, elegant and well balanced . Very attractive wine that shows all the potential of Limarí valley in this variety with a good ageing potential. Great structure and remarkably long finish.
? Winemaker: Felipe Müller
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