Color: Deep ruby red
Nose: Cassis and vanilla
Taste: Medium bodied with good flavor. Silky and nice on the finish.
Summary: Dry with young tannins that should age well over the next couple of years. But it is drinkable now.
I wasn’t planning on doing two Cab/Carmenere blends back to back, but it just turned out that way. BevMo had this on sale, two bottles for $20. This wine is well priced at $10. Though you do get more than $10 worth!
Just so happens that this one is also 70% Cab to 30% Carmenere on the ratio, like the Montes blend I tasted a couple of days ago.
This wine was released in honor of Chile’s bicentennialÂ anniversaryÂ of its independence. I’m a little surprised that I have not seen more commemorative releases like this. Then again, I’m in Los Angeles, for all I know the supermarket shelves in Chile might have loads of commemorative releases.
It originates from Chile’s Colchagua valley and it’s rated at 14.5% alcohol. And even though BevMo doesn’t pay me a stinking nickel, I would recommend you pick up two of these at the current price!