Primus red wine review

23 06 2011

Today we look at a 2006 red blend from Chile that I picked up for $18.

Hey!  This wine is a super, duper, killer wine for summer grilling — IF you’re eating inside with the AC on.  (Or if it’s not too hot outside.)   It boldly delivers to your tonuge a mix of cabernet (36%), syrah (31%), merlot (17%) and carmenere (16%).  Think — “dry steak wine… juicy… warm and soft… spicy leather.”

And your thinking would be correct.  Dense, warm, spicy, leathery, dark-fruited, with mouth-drying tannins and a slightly musty-basement-funk smell to keep things interesting — this blend has a very natural, real taste.  You can really “get” the different dark red and black berry flavors.  Unlike cheaper red wines, which can be nondescript and leave you asking, “what does this actually taste like?”

Primus, by Chile’s value machine Veramonte, is interesting, delicious, worth more than $18, and is highly:

Primus red wine reviewRecommended.

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28 10 2011
DC Economist

Primus is good juice, indeed. If you like the 2006, the 2004 will blow your socks off: great profile and well-balanced. Although, I’m not sure you can find this around anymore. It’s worth the effort, I promise you.

26 01 2013
Redlover

I saw it at Wegman’s the other day(Jan. 2013). The wine guy there highly recommended it.

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