Gran Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2004

Cabernet SauvignonCertainly the best known of the red wines. The ‘cab’ is from the Medoc region of Bordeaux in France and these wines age particularly well. Cabs are now equally important in California as well as most of the wine regions of the world.  They are high in tannin and the better wines have a blackcurrant nose and flavour and are rich. It is this which usually what makes the drinker enjoy or dislike cabs. To mollify this taste many vintners blend the Cabernet Sauvignon with the milder Merlot grape. (the Merlot grape also grows in Bordeaux). In Australia cabs are blended with the Syrah grape for the same reason.

Our taste today - Gran Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2004. Available at El Rey for $4.69

Via Tarapaca winery is located in Chile’s Maipo Valley and is part of the Southern Sun Wine Group which was established in 2004. While the group is relatively new Via Tarapaca dates back to 1874 and has root stock from Burgandy and Bordeaux.

- A good cab slightly fruity and not too strong in tannins
- Rich and full bodied, just as a cab should be
- A bit strong for me but I still enjoyed it.
- Great drink at the price.