Amalia has a dark, almost black, very deep color. Its arobust, fleshy wine that highlights liquorice, cloves, black pepper, as well as black fruit such as ripe berries and floral notes of violets and lavender. All of this with a pilsating acidity, nice and fresh with voluminous and elegant tannins. Wine full of complexity and elegance.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2009 Amalia is a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenere, cropped at 35hl/ha and raised in French oak for 12 months. It has a rich, ostentatious bouquet with dark cherry, kirsch and creme de cassis that shows a modicum of restraint. The palate is smooth and rounded on the dark chocolate covered entry. It glides across the palate with seductive, silky smooth tannins and a lush, mocha-coated finish. It is not a complex wine, but is packed full of flavor. Drink now-2017. (Dec 2012)