Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2013

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Maipo Valley, Chile

$15.95 (437947)

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December 12, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Wow, let Chile's leading organic producer take a bow. This is an even-handed, quite delicious cab-merlot blend, with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Slightly dusty, resinous and herbal off the top, the palate here shows fine grip, light and finely woven tannins and...

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Community Reviews (2)

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Emiliana's organic Novas range is great value, but this Cab-Merlot blend is also really good regardless. It's somewhat rough now, in its youth, but the elements are all there, with a sweet, buttery nose and notes of cassis, blackberry, raspberry, plum, graphite, and mint, enough savoury goodness to offset the sweet fruit. It lacks depth on the palate, it's a touch bitter on the finish, and it's just too coarse overall (if quite a bit smoother and softer by the second day), but this is a very fine effort nonetheless, yet more proof that high-quality wine can carry a very reasonable price tag.

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