Cost: $23.95 (Sale price $19.20)
Grape Variety: 75% Carmenere, 20% Syrah, 5% Carignan
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Region: Cachapoal Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Santa Ema Vineyards
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep ruby in colour with an intense nose.
I feel the sale price is the proper price for this wine.
Positives: An intense wine featuring cedar, black currants, peppercorn, cherry, tamarind, leather, tomato leaf, sage & eucalyptus. Medium+ body with medium tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: A touch hot from the 14% alcohol.
Interesting Notes: Santa Ema is a sustainable winery. Amplus is Latin meaning: important, honourable, eminent, & distinguished.
Drink now on its own or pair it with mustard crusted lamb chops with mint sauce.
Tasted: 1 May 13
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5 Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+