Quite attractive in color and bouquet, with compact, deep aromas of leather, olive, black plum and cassis. It’s pure and powerful in the mouth, with tons of dark fruit and chocolate. Finishes long, with finely etched tannins. Very smooth and properly made in the New World style.
Aromatically, this is a very nice offering with solid berry fruit, cassis, spice and smoke. The palate feel is excellent, while the flavors of cherry and cassis are classic New World, deep and accented by tobacco on the finish. Lush and tannic; drink now through 2012.
Earthy and a touch shy at first, with lightly floral aromas that blend well with the scents of baked plum, prune and blackberry. It’s heavy and cheek-grabbing, but also hugely flavorful and loaded with cassis, blackberry, herbs and tobacco. Long as a marathon on the finish. Drink from 2011 through 2014. 1,000 cases made.
Smooth and earthy on the nose, with tobacco, cola and restrained red-berry aromas. Has depth and the right amount of snap to the palate, which features classic flavors of herb, spice, tobacco, cedar and berry fruit. Long and barrel-driven on the finish, but cuddly in feel and ready to drink.
Mature, with notes of raisin, leather and tree bark. For an aged reserve-level Chilean Cab, it impresses. The palate still holds some cedary notes, but there’s depth and nuance and fruit as well. A serious wine with warmth, structure and just enough sly fruit to earn its mark.
A price reduction this year brings this into Best Buy status. For the price, you’ll be shocked by the wine’s forward purity, bright acidity and wild raspberry, plum and other you-name-it fruits. If freshness and food-friendly zap are what you’re after, this is recommended. Imported by Orvino Imports.
Gunpowder, charcoal, licorice, mint and exotic black fruits are all components of the nose. The palate is firm and drying, with rock-hard tannins that will likely never go soft. So drink this secure, structured Cabernet with food, and drink it now or over the next three or four years, and it will show you what true reserve-level Chilean Cab is all about. Imported…
A serious Cab with red-fruit disposition, spice notes and earthy, smoky, mossy aromas. The palate is good and aggressive, with cassis, snappy acids, softening butter notes and vanilla. Lighter on the finish, with no excess weight or fat; more driving and jousting rather than lush, heavy or lumpy.