James Suckling 91
A red with fresh herb and currant and berry notes. Full body, Thai basil and currant bush character. Juicy finish. Ripe tannins.-RP
Wine Advocate 91
The impressive 2016 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon shows peppery varietal character, restraint and austerity, corresponding to a cool year like 2016. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins and a dry and serious finish. 30,000 bottles were produced.-RP
Lively aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dried cherry intertwine with vanillaand cedar notes. A smooth silky texture with fine tannins and balance, providing abeautiful and lingering finish Pairs well with roast beef and grilled ribs.-Winemaker Notes
Primus is a leading brand in the Chilean premium segment and a preeminent example of Chilean quality capabilities. The name Primus is Latin and means the first or the first among its peers, and for good reason. The winery was founded more than 20 years ago by Agustin Hunneus. It was truly a pioneering brand as the first blend of the signature red grapes of Chile: Cabernet and Carmenere. Today, The Blend is still the standard bearer for Primus, and has been joined by two single varietal wines: Primus Cabernet Sauvignon and Primus Carmenere. Fruit is selected from the most renowned areas in Chile for red varieties: Apalta, a sub-region Colchagua, and Maipo. These are food wines, known for their balance, elegance and freshness. Aging in oak barrels and foudres gives elegance and finesse to the wines. All farming practices are organic.-Winery Notes
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Primus comes from handpicked grapes in organically farmed vineyards. Fermentation takes place exclusively in open tanks with native yeasts, maximizing each variety's potential. This is complemented by aging in different containers -- foudres and French oak barrels -- which complete the wine's evolution and transform our valleys' best fruit into expressive wines with great elegance, balance and freshness. A perfect accompaniment to an array of gastronomic styles.