Viña Santa Carolina 2009 Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon - 88pts
Availability: BCLDB Signature Stores
Date Tasted: June 15th, 2012
Tasting Notes: The nose of this dense and brooding Cabernet Sauvignon is engaging and intense. Dark berry and spicy oak aromas dominate yet there's room for light violet notes and a hint of cinnamon.
Ripe, concentrated, jammy dark fruit follows on the dry palate with smooth tannins and lively acidity. The finish is both juicy and tart, refreshing your mouth for the next sip, but the fruit dissolves a bit too quickly leaving unbalanced burnt oak notes to linger. The wine screams out for hard cheeses like gruyère or double-smoked cheddar which compliment the texture nicely and mask any unbalanced elements. Drink now-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2012