$40, 5 stars, 93 points, Apalta valley, cabernet sauvignon, chile, VWTC
I cheated for the fourth wine at our 23rd virtual wine tasting night. I have had this stunning Bordeaux blend before and knew it would get accolades. Why not close out a tasting session on a proven winner? You can read my original notes on the Petite Clos here.
It is a deep claret color with rich blackberry, coconut, sarsaparilla, anise, toast and black cherry on the nose. Rich fruit is what I noted for the palate- we got black plum, black cherry, cherry coke, coconut and anise on the palate which has great tannic structure, medium (+) acidity, medium finish and is full bodied. The mouthfeel on this wine is going to be spectacular with a bit of cellaring. Drink this 93 point beauty till 2030 at the least with hearty grilled meat, heavy duty stews or rich dishes. Great job on this $40 wine that gets 5 stars from me. Slam-dunk if you are looking for a surefire winner for a tasting. Salut….