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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar
Region: Chile, South America
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 104885
Color: Deep red.
Nose: Expressive, black fruit, mineral notes, led pencil, black currant and fig aromas.
Palate: Well structured, muscular, detaching soft tannins, persistent with a long, pure and fruity finish.
This vineyard block, on a high terrace directly above the Maipo River, was planted in 1981. Ignacio Recabarren selected these vines when he started the Terrunyo project in 1998. His latest release has classic notes of Upper Maipo cabernet—soft menthol touches and herbal details over a tense structure. The heat of the 2007 vintage gives this a soft feel, its gentle acidity refreshing the ripeness of the fruit flavors.
Dark, concentrated and racy, showing red and black currant, plum and fig fruit, with tangy iron and tobacco notes. Very solid with a long, sleek finish. Drink now through 2012.
Smoky and smooth up front, with bacon, rubber and pure black-fruit aromas. The palate is equally pure and deep, with lush blackberry, cassis, tannins and proper balance. Spicy and tasting of licorice on the finish, with an overall appeal that justifies its price. Excellent Chiliean Cabernet that can compete with Napa and elsewhere. Drink now through 2015.
Bright ruby-red. Textbook cabernet aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, tobacco and dried rose, plus a touch of vanilla. Pliant, expansive bitter cherry and cassis flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak that is quickly absorbed by the fruit. The floral note returns on the finish, which is youthfully taut and very persistent. This deserves at least another few years of patience.