Karas Classic Reserve Blend 2013
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 25803
Wine Advocate 90
"The 2013 Karas Reserve Winemaker's Selection is a blend of 30% Syrah, 20% each of Tannat and Malbec, and 15% each of Montepulciano and Petit Verdot, aged for 14 months in an equal blend of new and used oak (45% French, 45% Armenian and 10% American). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is a more refined (and oakier) wine than the regular 2015 red reviewed. Showing better mid-palate finesse and precision, it adds a medley of blue fruit flavors and a hint of herbs. It finishes tight, with some acidity, leading to a juicy finish. It pulls in the oak rather well with time. It should hold reasonably well, but let's take that in stages. It does need to prove it can develop into something more in the cellar. If you can give it another year or so in the cellar, that would certainly help. A nice food wine, this pointed and tightly-wound red should do well at the table. There were 21,829 bottles produced.
This producer established Karas in the West of the Armavir region of Armenia. Vintage 2010 was the first commercial release for Karas. Karas holds about 400 hectares of vines (Tierras has 2,300) at an average altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. The soil is mostly volcanic, with some pockets of clay. The "Tierras" is on the back label, if you're looking. More prominently displayed on the front is the brand "Karas," so look for that first. Under the name Karas, the name is also identified in Armenian letters (կարաս). It refers to old vessels of wine. Armenia is in Southeastern Europe/Western Asia, the Caucasus. I've included this in the Eastern Europe report, since that seemed to be the best fit."~M.S.
Delicious wine - This is one of the most delicious wine I have ever tried. Worth every penny. All of my friends like it as well. Highly recommend to everybody.
Posted by Arman on 4/16/18 [Verified]
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