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Valle del Maipo

Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Rita, Gran Reserva, Medalla Real, Valle del Maipo, 2007

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Rated 3 hours post decant. This wine calls for constant swirling. N/ Unfortunately, she is too smoky, even three hours post-decant. Underneath the smoke is some nice black fruits, black cherries, and leather. Crushed rocks. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. A big acid presence frames blackcherries and red berries. A portion of her tannins remain untamed by […]

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Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, William Fevre, Gran Cuvée, D.O. Pirque, Valle del Maipo, 2009

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Rated 2 hours post decant. N/ Big, warm, oak and plum bomb with dried dates squished into wet forest floor. Lightly acidic river rocks. Aged leather. Flint. Good cherry cough syrup. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Full black fruits, blackcherries and red berries. Tobacco leaf and forest floor notes. Still quite a cranberry pucker kicking about, even […]

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Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tarapaca, Gran Reserva, Valle del Maipo, 2010

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Red blend of: “94% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Syrah-Petit Verdot.” Best wait at least one hour post decant on this lady. She shines even more after 3 hours. C/ A bit of a curious rim that suggests a much older wine and her neon purple is typical of a Malbec, not a Cabernet. Not sure what […]

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