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Viña Chocalán Cabernet Sauvignon Reservatext
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Viña Chocalán Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2019

Valle del Maipo, Region del Valle Central, ChileFrom the Coastal area of Maipo Valley, near the Maipo River and rooted in granitic clays and loam, this cabernet sauvignon is aided by 10% carmenere, and 5% petit verdot. After a stainless ferment, this remains on skins for an additional 10 days before 80% is moved to French oak barrels for 8 -10 months' aging. Firm and dense with ripe black cherry, herbal branch, roasted root veg on a full palate, threaded with espresso and medicinal herbs, finishing on a bitter cherry / coffee note. Tannins are smoothed and suave, though overall this remains a bit rustic at this time. Definitely best taken with grilled beef to mitigate at this stage, or wait a year or two.Tasted: 05 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 17.99 BCL Select MB 14.69 select private retailers Producer: Viña ChocalánDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 262535UPC: 7804603661247