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Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
  • ST 88
  • WS 88
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Winemaker Notes

COLOR: Bright and deep ruby garnet with purple shades.

NOSE: Expressive and lively with floral notes, fresh and spicy red fruits such as raspberries, wild plums and blackberries above a background of humus, wild mushrooms and fresh aromatic herbs. The oak ageing shows slight tones of toasted bread crust and then, rise minty black chocolate and new leather notes.

PALATE: The substance is bright and juicy, balanced between volume and elegance, reproducing all the aromas through a fresh... View More

Critical Acclaim

ST 88
International Wine Cellar

Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry, dried flowers, licorice and mint, plus a touch of woodsmoke. Then broad and creamy on the palate, offering gently sweet red berry and cherry flavors and slow-mounting spiciness. The finish shows subtle sweetness and good tannic grip; this is still quite youthful but shows good promise.

WS 88
Wine Spectator

Quite minty, but fleshy and balanced, displaying good dark currant and mulled plum fruit backed by a broad, toast- and loam-filled finish. Drink now.

Vina Penalolen

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Vina Penalolen, Chile, South America
Penalolen
This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.