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De Martino Legado Reserva Cabernet Sauvignontext
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De Martino Legado Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Valle del Maipo, Region del Valle Central, ChileThe Legado wines come from highly selected vineyard parcels. The goal is to reflect the essence of their origin and be recognized for their intensity, character, and elegance. First up, this super intense red comes in at 13.5 percent. The cabernet is sourced from an alluvial terrace on the Isla De Maipo in the heart of the Maipo Valley. The vines are 22 to 28 years old. The winemaking is pretty standard: destemmed and sorted grapes fermented in stainless steel, aged for one year in French barriques. Expect ripe blueberry, black cherry with a strong cigar leaf undercurrent. The lush, smooth textures fill out the finish with impressive intensity and length. A classy cabernet that many in Chile might want to ape.Tasted: 18 October 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 select private retailers Producer: De MartinoDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 15420UPC: 7804395000286