The Brilliant 2010 Clos Ouvert, Primavera, Secano, Valle de Maule
After a particularly unpleasing bottle of 2014 Louis-Antoine Luyt, Pais de Yumbel, a bit spritzy and high-toned as if it did not survive unsulphured transit, I was exceedingly pleased by a bottle of 2010 Clos Ouvert, Primavera, Secano, Valle de Maule. It was four years ago that Phil first introduced me to the wines of Louis-Antoine Luyt and indeed the first time I tried this vintage of Primavera. Those four years have transformed this into a complex, attractive, and engaging wine. My brother-in-law and I finished the bottle before we left the dinner table. Need I write more? This wine was available at MacArthur Beverages.
2010 Clos Ouvert, Primavera, Secano, Valle de Maule
Imported by Louis/Dressner. The nose is complex with aromas of leather and mulberry with bright berries breaking through. In the mouth the juicy acidity immediately carries cedar and leather notes. The wood box flavors complement the red and blue fruit evocative of a maturing Bordeaux. There are still very fine drying tannins in the finish which is also when the flavors become drier. It is like a hypothetical mash-up of a brighter, orange-citrus and red fruited claret. **** Now – 2020.