Viña Santa Rita 2008 Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon - 86pts
Availability: BCLDB stores, general listing
Date Tasted: June 26th, 2012
Tasting Notes: The nice, dark berry infused, intense Cab nose verges on Australian in its concentration and potency. Light mint and eucalyptus notes further the comparison, but the similarities end on the dry, heavily extracted palate where cassis, blackberry, green pepper, dried herbs, pine needle and licorise flavours blend with mineral and French oak notes. Ultra ripe is one thing. Extracting every molecule of intensity is another and the balance skews towards overdone and over-acidic in the Medalla Real and that makes it hard to enjoy without food. Drink 2014-2015.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2012