Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Maipo Valley, Chile.
Price: 40,000 Chilean Pesos, about $46.80 (plus the $25 Queen Victoria corking fee)
Purchased From: Casas del Bosque Winery; Casablanca, Chile.
Paired With: Beef Wellington
Note: We purchased this wine at the Casas del Bosque Winery while on a round South America cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Cunard lets you bring wine aboard, but if it’s consumed in the dining room there is a $25 corking fee. We find this to be an excellent wine policy and continue to travel on Cunard’s ships because of it.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby red color with a lighter purple rim. Musty and woody aromas with secondary dark fruit. Silky smooth mouthfeel, full body and a 400-grit texture. Quite intense plum, cherry, chocolate and mocha flavors that were long and rich. Nice fresh acidity, superb fine grain dusty tannins that develop real grip in the long slightly creamy and bitter finish that ended with spicy accents. The first pour was OUTSTANDING right out of the bottle, but it became complex and had intense flavors with a touch of old world character. We both said if this was for sale in the U.S. at this price there would never be another bottle of Opus One sold!!! It was memorable and the extra heavy bottle really confused our Sommelier. We called this OUTSTANDING New World Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
See our reviews of other Casas del Bosque wines.
Alcohol Content: 15%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Not applicable.