Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Maipo Valley, Chile) - [JS 92]

Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Maipo Valley, Chile) - [JS 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Primus wines are crafted by expert viticulturists and winemakers, led by winemaker Rodrigo Soto, who works closely with Álvaro Espinoza, pioneer in organic and biodynamic practices in Chile. This experienced team works with dedication to deliver wines of excellence with a distinctive character.

The wine
Lively aromas of redcurrant, blueberry and dried cherry intertwine with vanilla and cedar notes. A smooth silky texture and fine tannins add balance, providing a beautiful and lingering finish.

Harvest 2014
A dry growing season with milder temperatures than a normal year and an exceptionally cool spring resulted in a slow maturation of tannins, while a warm March moved harvest forward regarding previous years. This, coupled with low yields gave way to wines of great concentration, elegant, with red fruit and soft tannins.

Aging: 12 months in French oak, 20% new

Alcohol: 14%

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"A fine and silky red with fresh mint and herb as well as light currant aromas. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Drink in 2018." - (12 May, 2016)

89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Cropped from a low yielding year, the 2014 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from grapes purchased from a producer that is converting to organic farming. The grapes are from 30-year-old vines on an alluvial terrace in Puente Alto in Maipo. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels (20% new). It has the minty and balsamic nose of the Maipo Cabernet, quite subtle and with a polished, sleek palate with a soft texture and integrated acidity. Certainly leaner and drier than the wines from yesteryear. 60,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutiérrez (28th Apr 2017)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Woodsy earthy black-fruit, raisin and spice-cake aromas are ripe. On the palate, this is chewy, tannic and rubbing. Roasted plum and berry flavors come with notes of toast, chocolate and herbs. A dense grabby finish is solid but a touch hot and rough." - Michael Schachner (8/1/2017)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A ripe red, with good concentration to the violet, dark cherry and roasted plum flavors, flanked by smoky notes. Hints of pepper show on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. 30,000 cases made." — KM (May 31, 2016)