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Vina Chocalan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile
92 Points

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Region: Chile Maipo
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 262535
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WineScores' Review

Silky, intense, classic.
Vina Chocalan is a stunning, sprawling and modern family owned winery located in the Maipo Valley, it rests 35-kilometers from the Pacific and is home to the vast majority of their production. A second estate vineyard site in the San Antonio Valley, a cool climate valley, is perfect for their premium white wines and Pinot Noir.
Outstanding value for price, this intense but well-balanced red delivers aromas of black currents and vanilla, plum, pipe tobacco, pencil shavings, cedar chips and saddle leather. It has a fresh and silky entry with bold flavours of smoked spices, black fruit, dark chocolate, dark earth and toasted oak. Mocha tannins trail on the finish.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-05-19 20:42:43.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 262535

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