Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Maipo Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Maipo Valley, Chile

$17.95 (18721)

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90 pts
5
October 29, 2011

Critic Reviews (1)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Savoury, dense, and rich with a nose of espresso, blackberry and red tea. Palate is rich, inviting with very firm...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark ruby in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: I concur with the LCBO notes but in addition there's cedar, coffee beans, mint, cassis, anise, pencil savings, leather, turmeric & sage. The taste is surprisingly smooth considering that this wine has medium+ tannins & acidity. The wine is also full body with a long length, and the alcohol is well managed.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Thing: The notes are more old world style than the new world fruit forward style.

Drink now or cellar for another 5 years. Drink on it's own or with a grilled T-Bone steak.

Tasted: 15 Nov 11

Best Buy & Top Pick

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Tony  G
Tony G

This was a full-throttled cab sauv, great wih steak or strong cheese, should have bought more.

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Marc A
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Marc Boismenu
Marc Boismenu

Great purchase for the price point

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