Emiliana 2007 Coyam


Price: Around $29

Color: Deep red-violet

Nose: Blackcurrant, plums, and cedar

Taste: Full bodied and dense.   Wood and black cherries on the palate.  Long finish.

Summary: What a difference a half hour can make.  I first tasted this wine during last week’s Wines of Chile, Chilean Blends tasting, and frankly, I found it harsh albeit tasty.  Ok, maybe this wine could benefit from a couple of more years.   I sealed the bottle with a vacuum pump/cork and had another go at it the next day.  This time I let it aerate for about half an hour in the glass.  Night and day, the harshness was softened, the fruit came alive, and a better balance was attained.

Which brings to mind how some wine pros will pop a cork, pour some wine, smell, taste, and give their recommendation in a matter of a minute, is beyond me.  But I digress, Coyam is a Chilean wine blend consisting of 38% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 17% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Mourvedre.

A product of Chile’s Colchagua Valley.

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