Deep ruby with a touch of turbidity and thick legs (14.5% ABV). The nose has black currants, some black plum, blackberry and menthol. I get some baking spices and ripe strawberries with some extra swirling. The palate is dry with medium acidity and gentle (medium) tannins that are well integrated. This Cabernet blend has 12% Carmenere and 3% Syrah that give it some angularity. The black fruit and strawberry are present as is the spice box. I sense a hint of oak alongside the minty note that adds complexity. Full bodied, this wine carries through to a long finish that turns a touch astringent. Something tells me the Carmenere was a touch green. Over-all this is a decent wine from a good producer that will drink nicely with our 24 hour Sous-vide beef chuck roast. I would enjoy this wine till 2025. At $42 it gets 90 points and 4 stars from me. Salut….
VIK A Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Cachapoal Valley, Chile
30 Sunday Oct 2022