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1945 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 Almahue, DO Rapel Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CLOS DE LUZ MASSAL
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Somewhat herbal, spicy, ripe, warm, plum-cherry nose with some cedary notes and hints of cassis. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, fairly dense, extracty, herb-tinged, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, high acid, gently cedary finish. This blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L:2017-09-28 on the back label. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 12675
Type Red Wine
Agent Kyl Win
Country Chile
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Dense, Ripe, Youthful
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The Almahue zone doesn't just have very old carménère, it also has cabernet sauvignon. This one is from a vineyard planted by one of the Edwards' neighbors in 1950. This cabernet has an abundance of earthy notes over a structure of firm and very tense tannins. It also has ripe red fruit as well as spices and that earthy side that lends great complexity. Score - 94 (Patricio Tapia, guiadescorchados.cl, 2018) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 11, 2020
Cases bought 414 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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