A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah and Merlot. Primus The Blend has ripe red and black berry fruit flavors with exotic spice. A full-bodied wine with a lingering finish.
The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented and left on the skins after fermentation to extract deep color and rich flavors. The best lots of the vintage are selected, married to blend harmoniously and aged in French oak for a minimum of 12 months.
Primus The Blend was one of the first meritage blends produced in Chile by Agustin Huneeus who has also produced top California blends such as Franciscan Magnificat, Estancia Meritage and Quintessa.
|91 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
This Cabernet-led blend of four grapes opens with slightly medicinal, granular aromas of latex and iodine, but with time earthy black-fruit scents take over. Primus delivers a dense, meaty mouthfeel and saturated, almost heavy flavors of ripe blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. Yes, it's a touch plodding but for a big, bold wine it gets things right.
|Wine maker notes
Deep, dark opaque garnet color. Aromas of ripe black berry fruit with a subtle hint of toasty oak. Red and black berry fruit flavors with hints of dried plums, fresh acidity and a long finish with fine, elegant tannins.
Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere, 23% Syrah, 10% Merlot