Seductive, with cherry, earth and chocolate-covered raisin on the bouquet. Ripe black fruit coats the sticky palate, while background flavors of tobacco and molasses are both sweet and spicy. Finishes long and nice enough, even if there are some austere tannins in the final analysis. Imported by Undurraga USA.
Fairly earthy on the nose, with some compost and leafiness to go with chunky berry fruit aromas. The palate is full, simple, chunky and a touch choppy, with cherry, raspberry and vanilla flavors. Creamy if a bit sticky on the finish, but mature and ready to drink
Mature already, with aromatic notes of berry, lemony oak and root beer. The flavor profile is at first medicinal, but it opens to reveal cherry, chocolate and cassis. The chewy finish is aggressive and forward, and all told the wine is round if a bit candied.
Dark berry, fig, plum and licorice aromas and flavors show, but the understated fruit has to contend with a lot of oak. The palate’s full, smooth texture and interesting bacony notes have appeal.
Undurraga’s high-tier Cabernet is an austere wine with strength and hard tannins but very little elegance. The bouquet issues a strong blast of rubbery red fruit, which is backed by jammy but rough red-fruit flavors. To this taster, this producer’s standard premium wines offer better value.