This is a higher end wine from Chile.  It took about an hour to start firing and then kept improving.  Very "new world".  It is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.  The wine is deep ruby with a purple core.  On the nose, this is big with black cherries, tobacco, roasted herbs and slight dried cherry and dried floral notes.  Full bodied with medium tannins.  Big ripe/sweet fruit on the palate.  Cherries and black cherries.  There is a nice depth with tight layering.  An almost syrupy note.  Luckily, there is depth and good acidity to keep the ripeness somewhat in check.  As it breathes, it all comes together very nicely.  The wine finishes quite long.  This drinks very well on its own right now and worked well with some soft cheeses.  This could use a few more years of cellaring and should drink very well for ten to twelve years after that.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$70.00USD

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