Saturday, October 23, 2010

Primus Veramonte Red Blend 2007

Picked this up for 15$ at the LA Wine Company. I've had a couple other wines from this winery, but it's been a long while. I think they were a Chardonnay and maybe a Cab. It was way back in 04 or 05 when I lived in Seattle. Initially blueberry and the tang of currants, with some mint notes, and dirt. Juicy blueberry flavors, and a silky mouthfeel, before consistent tannins come on the earthy finish. Initially, this wine seemed a bit hollow, shallow and lacking acidity. However, after a couple of hours this wine really gained nuance and balance. For a 15$ Bordeaux blend with big fruit, you could do way worse than this wine. Bordeaux and California should be ashamed. This wine is punching way above its weight. B+/A- 


Joshiemac said...

When I grow up I want to be
A big red blend from Veramonte
I think before my days are done
I want to be a fruit bomb.

I saw the Primus name and couldn't resist.

Jeff said...

Funny. I love primus. Les Claypool is the shit.

Cabfrancophile said...

Nice, a Chilean wine that isn't too spoofed. They definitely do the fruit bomb with a bit of earth thing well.