Tabali Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Cabernet Franc 2014, Limarí Valley

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Limari Valley, Chile

$19.95 (514117)

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October 14, 2017

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Deep colour; immediately attractive nose off the top, like a wild amalgam of fresh herbs and dark fruit and graphite,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The elevation for Tabali’s Talinay cabernet franc takes a giant leap up towards the Andes foothills up to 850 feet...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a complex full bodied red with aromas of red cherry and plum fruit with pencil-lead graphite and mild herbal...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Four hectares were originally planted as a blending variety, but cab franc has proven to be the best suited Bordeaux...

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Community Reviews (1)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Certainly, this is not anything like Loire or Niagara Cab Franc. More deeply coloured, bigger, richer, riper fruit with little of the greenness that can mar cooler climate examples. I get very little oak flavours, at least nothing that is overbearing and the finish is a bit tannic and with refreshing acidity. No holes or gaps in the flavour profile, this just hangs together so well. Buy a couple of bottles, one for now, one for 2-3 years hence. Tasted Nov 2017.

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