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Rojo Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Fresh and open-knit, with red currant fruit augmented by spice and hints of sweet earth. Drink now. 8.000 cases imported. 85 Punkte, 8$ Winespectator 15. Dezember 2003


Merlot Armador 2002

84 Punkte Wine Spectator 31Oct2003


Cabernet Sauvignon Armador 2002

This Chilean winery is quickly becoming one of the country's best, with a solid range of pure, fruit-driven reds. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a bright, open, easy style, with lots of red cherry and red currant fruit, and a hint of herbs on the finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases imported. Best Values.

Wine of the week  86 Punkte  $9 Winespectator 15. Dezember 2003


Cabernet Sauvignon Armador 2003

Good juicy black cherry fruit with some dried herb and toast notes too. Pretty, supple finish. Drink now. 17,580 cases made. 85 Punkte  10$  WineSpectator 15.Jan2005



Carmenère Armador 2002

Uncommon ripeness and purity, with blackberry and cassis fruit offset by intriguing cedar, mineral and truffle notes. Plenty of toast, but the fruit wins easily. An impressive Carmenère (particularly from Maule in 2002), albeit in Cabernet clothing. Drink now through 2006. 700 cases imported. 89 Punkte, 12 $ Winespectator 15. Dezember 2003


Carmenere Armador 2003

A surprisingly rich version from Maule, with delicious plum and blackberry fruit supported by tobacco leaf, tar and dark chocolate notes, which all pump through the finish nicely. Drink now. 88 Punkte WineSpectator online 20Oct2004


Armador Carmenere 2005

This shows nice ripeness, with plum and black cherry fruit leading the way, followed by hints of cocoa and tobacco on the fleshy finish. Drink now. 5.800 cases made. 12$ 87 Punkte WineSpectator 31.August 2007


Syrah Armador 2002

Lovely purity here, withb plum, blackberry, violet, mineral, tar and game notes harnessed by ample yet suave toast. Lots of grip and power on the finish, so cellar short-term for maximum effect. Drink now through 2005. 1.000 cases made. 12$, 89 Punkte  WINESPECTATOR 31Jan2004


Carignan Orzada 2001

Inviting nose of crushed berry fruit and fresh pepper, with a medium-weight palate that shows blackberry, mineral, spice and hoisin sauce notes. This has character, with a ripe, muscular finish. Really tasty. Drink now through 2005. 1.000 cases made. $15, 89 Punkte WineSpectator 15.Juni2003



Aliara 2000

Brooding nose of dark currant preserves, truffles, hoisin sauce and tar, with muscular black currant, mineral,earth and roasted meat notes on the palate. Crammed with stuff, tgis drinks like young Graves and needs cellaring to stretch out fully. Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Carmenère. Best from 2004 through 2007. 1.990 cases made. 91 Punkte, 27$ Winespectator 15. Dezember 2003


Aliara 2002

Slightly firm at first, with cedar and vanilla framing the red currant and blackcherry fruit. Nice hints of graphite and mineral on the medium-bodied finish. Opens in the glass. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, malbec and Carmenère. Drink now through 2007. 465 cases made. 89 Punkte WineSpectator 31July2005


Aliara 2003

Taut, with cedar and cocoa powder notes framing the black cherry and currant fruit. Has a good loamy undertow. Solid, if not generous. Drink now through 2008. 360 cases made. 30$, 88 Punkte WineSpectator 31May2007



Ein großer Bericht über Chile im allgemeinen und Odfjell im Besonderen sind im neuesten Winespectator vom 30. April 2004 zu finden. In der Anlage findet Ihr den ganzseitigen Bericht über Odfjell zum Download.

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Orzada Malbec 2002: Very fleshy and ripe, with delicious plum, currant and briar flavours followed by a big, sweet, smoky finish. Drink now through 2005. 80 cases made. 20$ 88 Punkte WineSpectator 15Dec2004

Armador Merlot 2003: Nice ripe red and dark berry fruit with herb, briar and cocoa hints as well. Good juicy finish. Drink now. 3.365 cases made. 12$ 86 Punkte WineSpectator 15Dec2004

Armador Syrah 2003: Solid varietal character here, with game, violet, plum and black cherry notes that stay harmonious through the supple, elegant finish. Drink now. 12 $ 1.825 cases made. 87 Punkte WineSpectator 15Dec2004

Orzada Carignan 2002: Tasty dark currant, tobacco, plum sauce and mineral notes run through this fleshy, solid offering. Nice tobacco- and fruit-filled finish. Drink now through 2005. 1.350 cases made. 18$ 88 Punkte WineSpectator 15Dec2004

Orzada Cabernet Franc 2002: Good ripeness, with varietal notes of black cherry, pepper, olive and minerals. Slightly drying on the finish, but otherwise solid. Drink now. 420 cases made. 18$  85 Punkte WineSpectator 15Dec2004



Aliara 2001: 91 Punkte

Cabernet Franc Orzada 2002: 85 Punkte

Cabernet Sauvignon Orzada 2002: 76 Punkte

Cabernet Sauvignon Orzada 2003: 89 Punkte

Cabernet Sauvignon Armador 2003: 85 Punkte

Carignan Orzada 2002: 88 Punkte

Carmenère Orzada 2003: 87 Punkte

Carmenère Orzada 2002: 84 Punkte

Carmenère Armador 2003: 88 Punkte

Malbec Orzada 2002: 88 Punkte

Merlot Armador 2003: 86 Punkte

Syrah Armador 2003: 87 Punkte

WineSpectator 30. April 2005


2003 Armador Carmenère (Maule Valley); $12. The Odfjell family, originally from Norway, understands the shipping business and they also understand how to make wines with deep flavors and smooth textures. And whereas Carmenère frequently tastes of bell peppers or worse, this has to be one of the best, most full versions we’ve come across. Black olive, herbs and dried fruits carry the nose. Lush in the mouth; truly delicious. 90 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 14Nov2005 Editors' Favorite Value Wines Under $15 - Red


2003 Orzada Malbec ( Curicó Valley ); $18. Exceedingly fruity, with graham cracker and jelly bean aromas. It’s a berry lover’s paradise, with bold, jammy flavors pushed by pulsating acidity. Very racy and nice, with purity and lots of depth. Editors’ Choice. 91 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Orzada Carmenère (Central Valley );
$18. Black as night, with cola, mint and very little herbaceousness. In fact, the whole package offers only the slightest note of Carmenère’s notorious herbal character. Without that identity, it’s pure and delivers unabridged ripeness. Finishes with bitter chocolate and vanilla. 90 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley);
$18. Deep in color with mint, tobacco, licorice and coconut shadings to the deeply fruited nose. Very well tuned, with lush blackberry and cassis flavors in front of a moderately tannic, no-bull finish. 89 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Orzada Cabernet Franc (Maule Valley);
$18. Not a whole bunch of that typical leafy, French character; this is a South American rendition for sure. Ripe, with hard rubber and black cherry to the heady nose. Quite dense and saturated, with firm tannins and a lot of extract. 88 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005


2003 Orzada Cabernet Franc; Displays a firm layer of toast, with solid black berry, currant and tobacco notes followed by a nice grip on the finish. A little shy on pure fruit. For fans of the toasty style. Drink now. 870 cases made. 18$, 87 Punkte WineSpectator 31May2007

2003 Orzada Carignan (Maule Valley)
; $18. Colorful, with hints of mushroom to the cherry and raspberry nose. A very nice wine that is ripe but monotone. It’s juicy and fruity, but ultimately simple. Chocolate and vanilla notes soften the finish. 87 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Armador Merlot ( Maipo Valley );
$12. Ripe as fresh-picked fruit, but with a creamy mouthfeel and a lot of natural warmth. Unlike so many murky, insipid Chilean Merlots, this wine has spine and spunk. Best Buy. 87 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Armador Syrah ( Maipo Valley )
; $12. Rather gamy and savory, with aromas of black olive and cured meat followed by a creamy, baked-fruit palate that is simultaneously candied yet earthy. Don’t judge it too quickly; it unleashes hidden pizzazz with time in the glass. 86 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2003 Armador Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley)

$12. Earth, leather and bell-pepper aromas tangle with some fresher cherry and berry notes. Juicy and full in the mouth, with a red-fruit core followed by chocolate and mint on the finish. Good texture, but overall it’s a touch green and medicinal. 85 Punkte Wine Enthusiast 1Nov 2005

2004 Armador Cabernet Sauvignon

Offers a medium-weight mix of mint, tobacco and mixed berry fruit, followed by a slight woody hint on the finish. Drink now. 15.800 cases made. 10$ 84 Punkte WineSpectator 30Nov2006



2003 Carignan Orzada

Nice juicy purple and black fruits, with a healthy dose of dark, smoky toast as well. Hints of pepper and cocoa on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 18$ 89 Punkte WineSpectator 31May2006


Carmenère Orzada 2004

Mint and crushed plum aromas give way dark berry and plum fruit, followed by a loamy finish. Concentrated and solid, but more like Cabernet than Carmenère. Drink now through 2007. 2.450 cases made. 88 Punkte 18$ WineSpectator 30Sep2006


Carmenère Armador 2004

Firm, with a layer of toast framing th currant, black cherry and tobacco flavours. Finish shows loam and grilled herb hints. Drink now. 6.370 cases made. 87 Punkte 12$ WineSpectator 30Sep2006


Colchagua 2004

Quite toasty, with lots of sweet vanilla and milk chocolate leading the way for mint, plum and licorice flavours. Round, creamy texture, with the ripe fruit hanging on the finish. Nearly jammy, but keeps it together. For fans of the style. Carmenère. Drink now. 92 cases made. 70$ 89 Punkte WineSpectator 31.Okt2007


Armador Merlot 2005

Mixed berry fruit works with modest toast and lingering herb, graphite and mineral hints on the finish. Open-knit, but has good grip. Drink now. 3.300 cases made. 12$ 88 Punkte WineSpectator 31.Okt2007


Cabernet Sauvignon Armador 2005

Slightly muddled, with rhubarb, cherry and earth notes that lack clarity on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 20.000 cases made. 12$ 94 Punkte WineSpectator 31.Okt2007