Monday, January 30, 2006

De Martino Legado

2003 De Martino, Legado Reserva Syrah ($17) -- Colchagua Valley, Chile. After a Bordeaux tasting today this wine jumped out and would have surpassed most of the mid-priced Bordeaux wines, except for the 2002 Chateau Marjosse and the 2002 Lynch Bages (which is not so mid-priced at $49).

This Syrah sees 14 months in French oak and has full fruit flavors and solid tanins. Would go well with food after a 30 minute decant. It is great to see Chile coming on with better wines and new varietals.

Wine Spectator gave it an 89 last year and reported that only 900 cases were produced.


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