(2010) Maipo. 5% Cabernet Franc from the home vineyard. Around one third of the oak is new. Coffee bean and leafy, brackeny qualities here, with a touch of savoury olive over the dusty blue/black fruit. The palate has Cabernet leanness and grip, with good fruit but all quite tight and structured. Very fine and food-friendly.
(2010) >From the Maipo Valley this is minty and ripe, with lots of sweet fruit, lots of cassis freshness and ripeness, just a touch of underpinning meatiness. Lovely fleshy density on the palate, with a lip-smacking acidity and grip. Good stuff at a relatively modest price.