Silver Medal - IWSC International Wine & Spirits - UK - El Delirio Reserva Syrah Malbec 2013
90 Points - Peñín Guide - España and México - El Delirio Reserva Syrah Malbec 2013
87 Points - The Wine Advocate - USA - El Delirio Reserva Syrah Malbec 2013
COLOUR: Medium-deep ruby red, with dark cherry highlights.
NOSE: Complex and alluring, with ripe blackberry, black cherry, violets, black pepper, and nutmeg. Flinty, with rich, toasted oak and vanilla.
PALATE/FINISH: Broad entry leading to a round, mouth-filling middle, with full but soft tannins. Very elegant, with approachable balance, fine acidity, and fullness from the alcohol/glycerol elements.
COMMENTS: This wine showcases the synergy between these two great varieties. The Syrah lends grip and structure, while the Malbec provides colour, aromatic complexity, and voluptuous body. The result is a remarkably intense, fruity, and voluminous wine. It has been barrel aged to complement the luscious grape flavours.
This Syrah/Malbec blend will be very approachable in its youth, but will also reward patient cellaring for four to five years. Serve at 68ºF (20ºC).
Botalcura Winery was formed thanks to the passion of two men, Chilean businessman and wine lover, Juan Fernando Waidele and French winemaker, Philippe Debrus.
Botalcura is a small village in southern Chile, 3 hours south of Santiago and half an hour northeast of the city of Talca. The Coastal Range forms Maule Valley, from which Botalcura is set among rolling hills and surrounded by nature, it is also home to the elusive quail. A simple town formed by scarcely more than a row of houses along one side of a dirt road; inhabited by kind and extraordinary people, who inspires us and fills us with enthusiasm for sharing our dream of forming an exceptional winery along with them.
The word Botalcura means “large stone” in Mapundungun, the language of Chile’s native Mapuche people. Something hard and solid as rock speaks of the power of the gods and of what’s enduring. Both of these ideas come together in the wines of Botalcura Winery. The indomitable yet generous power of nature, the source of the intense and concentrated vines, combines with the certainty of transcending time, of making time an ally that will bear out the excellence of Botalcura Wines…
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