2012 Louis-Antoine Luyt, Carignan, Trequilemu, Chile.
This all natural and stylish Carignan from Chile is a tasty little wine from an up and coming young winemaker, be sure to check it out if you haven’t already it is a fruit forward fresh red that has lots of character. Louis-Antoine Luyt’s Carignan is a lively wine with blueberry, plum and raspberry fruit, peppery spices, hints of truffle, fig and wild herbs, this is unique wine, the terroir and winemaking make it very original. I really enjoyed Luyt’s whole lineup, these are some of the most enjoyable and distinct wines I’ve ever had from Chile, especially this Carignan which seems a long way away from the historic home of this grape in the south of France, and the old vine cousins in Dry Creek Valley closer to home. This intriguing dark red grows on you and I know I’ll be grabbing a few more bottles before long, drink now and over the next few years, this is a wildly fun and very different wine from an emerging talent.
($22 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive
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