This is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Carménère, from the far west of the Colchagua Valley in the Peralillo DO.  Gran Reserva in Chile means at  least 12.5% abv and that the wine sees some oak.  Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose has cassis with an earthy forest floor notes.  Medium to full bodied.  Light tannins.  On the palate, it starts off slightly sweet before settling in to a pretty cassis, root beer and anise midpalate.  A bit of menthol on the long finish.  This is drinking well now and should continue over the next five to seven years.  It will go well with Pernil, a Chilean slow cooked pork dish.  

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