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(RESERVA) CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 DO Rancagua, Alto Cachapoal
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LAGAR DE CODEGUA
A REPEAT of the 2018 (**/**+) was released on June 26, 2021 at $19.95. Here is my updated tasting noted based on a fresh bottle just purchased at the LCBO. For the second time was unable to find “Reserva” anywhere on the bottle. It has a very deep intense purple colour and a rather spicy, fruity, ripe crancherry nose with some cedar-sandalwood, notes. Dry, medium bodied, slightly spicy, fairly intense, dried crancherry flavours with a lingering, somewhat grippy, cedar-sandalwood finish. Aged for 8 months in oak, it’s unfined and unfiltered - 2,500 cases produced. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number CS18L2920 on the back label. CSPC 19248
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Chile
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Bright, Spicy, Ripe, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Aromas of currants, black tea and some thyme follow through to a full body with chewy tannins and intense fruit. A little austere now. Give it a year or two to soften and open up. Try after 2022. Ranked #55 in James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of Chile in 2021. [Drink till 2024.] Score - 93 (jamessuckling.com, Jan. 20, 2022) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 30, 2022
Cases bought 249 (12 bottles per case)

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

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