Awarded a high 17 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Alistair Cooper MW - in Feb 2020 (see blue link below).
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Limari 2015 - jancisrobinson.com May 2020 review
Awarded 86 points and Recommended status by Decanter in their October 2020 panel tasting of South American Syrah (see blue link below).
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Limari 2015 - October 2020 Decanter review
The Caballo Loco Grands Crus were created by Valdivieso to show the different wines that are fundamental components of the icon Caballo Loco wine. For this reason, specific wines from specific valleys wine were born, where each strain/blend reflects the maximum expression of that valley.
One can arguably see these wines as understudies for the "true" Caballo Loco, but they are more than that, being quite superb - and full-throttle - wines in their own right, made with all the care, attention and know-how of the NV/"solera" version.
This Grand Cru Apalta represents all the fruit power and smoothness of the Limari Valley, showcasing the excellent Syrah (100% here) of this region.
For full details, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Limari 2015 - fiche technique
A big, full-bodied wine with delicious aromas and flavours of ripe red cherries, coffee and dark chocolate. It has a luxurious texture and a lingering finish.
ABV = 15.0%.