Exotic spice, black fruits, and
hints of toast. Ripe red and dark berry fruit with
spicy notes. A round mid-palate
with elegant yet powerful tannins.
Wine Spectator: Dark crushed cherries, cassis and graphite notes are supported by a full-bodied frame of fine tannins and fresh acidity, as the compact finish unwinds with hints of cured olive, grilled herb and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenère and Merlot. Drink now through 2017. 16,000 cases made.
For over 10 years, The Blend has been one of Chile’s top red wines, expressing power and finesse by merging Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenère, the “lost” Bordeaux varietal.
Agustin Huneeus, creator of some the world’s best red blends including Magnificat and Quintessa, developed Primus, which leverages winemaking techniques used by Napa Valley’s top Cabernets and Red Blends: Colchagua Valley´s yields are managed to 2-3 tons per acre, grapes are meticulously double sorted before crush, and French oak aging.
Aged in the finest French and American oak for 14 months, this wine delivers world-class quality in the glass featuring rich, dense fruit, exotic spice and a long textured finish.
|Wine maker notes
|The 2009 growing season experienced a cool spring followed by a warm summer. Favorable temperatures provided for
good ripening and resulted in intensely concentrated flavors, healthy grapes, and excellent red, ripe fruit flavors with
elegant yet powerful tannins.