This is one of those wines that surprises you. You don’t expect the concentration of flavour and elegance of structure in a wine this price. Dense purple in colour, this Cabernet has an intense nose of cedar, cigar box and blackcurrant topped with a floral grace note. Medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours fill the palate ending on ripe, mellow tannins.
Delicate floral scents with citrus and green herbal notes open the way for supple green fruit and contrasting steely mineral in the mouth. Finishes with lingering crisp fruit and mouth-watering acidity.
Mellow-ripe citrus and tropical fruit with a whiff of banana on the nose lead the way for agreeably balanced lemon citrus and orchard fruit flavours supported by a touch of mineral grip. An easily affordable wine that pairs equally well with grilled salmon and roast chicken.
Thick on the palate with juicy blackberry, blackcurrant, inky plum, smoked meats, pipe tobacco, dried violets and dried desert scrub herbs. This bold Cabernet Sauvignon is much more refined in 2015 than in previous vintages, with the wood fading more into the background and the alcohol fieriness capped at a respectable 14 degrees. Cab Sauv from Rapel and Colchagua Valleys, plus 10% Merlot, go into this powerful red, one that 55% spent in French wood (1st, 2nd, 3rd use) for a year prior to bottling. Tannins are big and grippy but softened, while cedar and mint scent the briefer finish. Well done to freshen and modernize this compact red.
Dense purple-ruby in colour, it has a cedary, blackcurrant leaf nose with vanilla oak note; medium to full-bodied, its juicy black currant and plum flavours fill the mouth finishing on firm but not aggressive tannins.
Dense purple in colour, the wine has a cedary, blackcurrant bouquet with vanilla oak notes; it’s medium to full-bodied, with a richly-extracted blackcurrant flavour, firmly structured with lively acidity and a herb-tinged finish.
Opens with scents of black cherry, raspberry, fine spice and a whiff of dried herb. Black cherry and raspberry flavours play through on the palate with velvety tannins, though slightly aggressive acidity. Finishes with a splash of dark chocolate.