Saturday, September 22, 2007

2004 Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Chile has gained a strong reputation for the quality of it's red wines, in particular Cabernet Sauvignon. It has become a worthy competitor for Australia in the high quality, value-for-money wines that have put so much pressure on the French winemakers. This wine produced by Santa Rita, one of Chiles largest wineries, is the reserva Cabernet. Here is my tasting note:

Colour: Deep, dense red with purple hues.
Nose: Lovely nose of spicey black fruit along with hints of vanilla.
Palate: Slightly medicinal with plenty of juicy black current and hints of eucalypt. Full bodied with chunky tannins; though quite well balanced.
Finish: Nice grippy finish lingers for while.
Comments: I like this wine although I do find it to be a little one-dimensional. Still, for the price, it would be good every day drinking along with food.

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