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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MATETIC
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright deep purple colour. Faintly leafy, herb-tinged, spicy, rather juicy, crancherry nose with some slightly, red licorice-tinged, cedary notes with lots of minerally, schisty notes. Very dry, medium bodied, somewhat herbal, maturing, fairly complex, plum-raspberry-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, gently cedary, somewhat grippy, earthy finish. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L17/08/17 on the back label. Try with a rare rib steak! New at Vintages. CSPC 13873
Type Red Table Wine
Agent HHD Imp
Country Chile
Region Maipo Valley
Rating **+(89 points)
Very Tangy, Leafy, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Corralillo Cabernet Sauvignon is made with purchased fruit from Maipo, from the coastal part with colluvial soils, as they wanted to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon to complete their portfolio. But they treat it almost like a Pinot Noir, using uncrushed grapes, a soft vinification and long élevage in well-seasoned barrels. This is the first Cabernet I have tasted from Matetic, which is known for coastal, cool-climate wines, and it is quite impressive. It has some peppery notes, spicy and fresh. It has some 11% Syrah from their vineyard. This wine and a Carmenere are the only two wines that are not from their own grapes. It is serious and textured, with the classical Cabernet tannins. Drink date: 2018-2022. Score - 91 (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2018) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 30, 2020
Cases bought 518 (12 bottles per case)

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