VIK Red Blend 2013
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|Region||Chile, Cachapoal Valley|
Endless red fruit aromas, fresh but ripe, and spices that develop in each glass, providing an aromatic complexity that keeps the senses awake. A structured and elegant mouth, inherent to Cabernet Sauvignon, with velvety tannins, but firm in structure that provide a linear and long-lasting sensation with a pleasant half mouth, which makes it complex but friendly, while its ending invites to a new glass to continue enjoying this typical subtle and pleasant minerality own to Cabernet Franc. With a deep red color, almost purple, its shades and fresh acidity, very present, invite us to many more years of storage. Its 23 months in a new French barrel provide it with a unique brightness with dried fruits and a subtle mocha, making this pleasant complexity to become a friend who opens the soul and spirit to share a new bottle.
Stewy berry aromas are a touch soupy and herbal, with green notes and a hint of raisin. In the mouth, this is saturated, chewy and dense. Baked berry, black plum, cocoa and baking spice flavors finish steady but a touch flat. This is an excellent Chilean red by all standards, but one with limitations. Drink through 2025.
Powerful and well-structured, with medium-grained tannins and firm acidity supporting the plum and dried berry flavors. The minerally finish shows mature elements. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 2,000 cases made, 500 cases imported.