Potent and driving VA opens this dense Cabernet Sauvignon from Alto Maipo. Roasted onions, roasted meats, rubber, shellac, with soft tannins lined by grippy and gritty sides to a warming finish. There is a bright, welcome lift of acidity. Could I tell this was Cab Sauv right away? Not really. Could I tell it was old-school Chile? Si. Best with your grilled meats BBQ
80% Cab Sauv and 20% Syrah. Dark ruby. The spicy nose of red fruits remains fresh. Generous on the palate, full-bodied with grainy and slightly rough tannins. You’ll get your money’s worth with this sunny red.
Ruby-garnet. Red and black berries, a floral grace note, little oak. Fresh attack, sweet fruity taste, light- to medium-bodied. Easy to drink with an irresistible fresh, fruity taste.
Dense and thick anise, potent leather, black liquorice, and ample kirsch, blackberry, dried black plum in this dry-farmed, old-vine Carignan from Maule. There’s a fragrant, dusky potpourri spicing this potent, ripe, dense, thick palate, with concentrated salty wash on the hot finish. Requires equally dense red meats to match the intensity. Decant.
Clear deep garnet. Oaky nose with cherry jam and coffee scents. On the palate, classically fruity Chilean Cabernet with blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, but nicely balanced. Decent acidity made it enjoyable with a grilled Brie cheese sandwich. Will last another year or so.
Opaquely deep garnet. Fairly intense, mature nose of blackcurrant, raspberry, liquorice, cinnamon and a hint of barnyard. Light-bodied with ripe blackberry fruit and strawberry jam flavours. Very fruity with smooth tannins and noticeable acidity leading to a long finish. Not made for long aging; drink now.