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Primus The Blend 2013

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Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Good value as it hits that magic $20 price point. Deep ruby colour with intense cherry, chocolate and coffee first whiff! For me the secondary aromas were a little greener with bell pepper and blackcurrant leaf followed by fresh raspberry, cassis and toast. On the palate the wine is dry, full-bodied, smooth and has a lingering cherry vanilla finish. Worth a try at this price. Pair with a sea salted steak on the BBQ.
Tasted: February 2016
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

From Chile's Colchagua Valley, a dry red layered blend of Carmenere 35%, Cab Sauv 25%, Syrah 25%, with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cab Franc and Merlot. Shows an aromatic nose of ripe red berries with a delicious fruity palate with secondary vanilla, spice and pepper notes, full-bodied and well-balanced.




Natalie's Review

Primus The Blend 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Chocolate and mocha from oak aging with some sweet blackberry flavours. Pair with hamburgers and relish. This full-bodied Chilean red wine is just dripping with fleshy berry flavor and plums with some real vibrancy and lift on the mid-palate. This wine is a blend of about a third cabernet sauvignon, a third syrah, and the balance split between merlot and carmenere grapes. Superb craftsmanship; great value. Judicious use of oak has a toasty weave throughout the wine. Balanced acidity and polished tannins, but the dark fruit power and energy leads in the glass. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2015-2019. 712463 14.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 19, 2016 Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Full Review

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