Altaïr Red 2004, Cachapoal Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
Chile

$49.00 (38430)

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November 22, 2008

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

There is environmental finger wagging nowadays about the use of such huge, heavy bottles, most employed by wineries...

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John Szabo, MS
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The 2004 Altaïr is a very clean and pure, cassis-driven red that results in an unmistakably Chilean-style wine. Oak...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Blown away, no decanting just poured from the bottle. After 30 mins or so really opened up....why did I only buy 1....#firstworldproblems

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

A really unique blend (mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Syrah and a teensy bit of Carmenére). Nice dark purple with complex aromas of dark fruit, oak/vanilla, herbs. Still young, this is smooth, full bodied and quite delicious. Tons of fruit and plenty of oak and lots of smooth tannin but all in good balance. Long finish.

I found these on sale at Crossroads LCBO for around $54. A fair price for this quality. I wouldn't open another for a few more years.

The '05s are available now and should be equally good, if not better.

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