About This Wine...
Dan’s son Laurence has designed a unique gravity flow system in the winery, enabling extremely gentle handling of the grapes and wine. Run by an international team of winemakers: Californian vintner Paul Hobbs, resident winemaker Arnaud Hereu from Bordeaux and Marcela Garate from Chile. A passion for wine and an uncompromising search for excellence unite the team. We have witnessed this excellence first hand on a recent visit and believe Odfjell wines to be amongst the most innovative and excitingly different to come from Chile. ‘One dimensional’ they are not: they will delight the discerning who want to move away from the stereotypical Chilean styles prevalent on the Irish market.
JR.com – Julia Harding MW – 17.5/20
Low yields and no green harvest necessary. Less oxygen exposure right through the winemaking process.
More reductive and smoky on the nose. Savoury and smoky. Fine dark fruit and dry finesse. No more excess sweetneess of oak, just pure and dark and much more mineral and savoury but there is still delicious fruit purity. Dark and a little closed but still has great freshness and length. Concentration without heaviness. So moreish. Fine firm compact tannins.
- 2012 vintage ‘big, powerful and bursting with ripe juicy dark fruits; a bracing acidity wrapped in a tannic cloak.’ John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine, Feb 2016