Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Erasmo 2006, Maule Valley, Chile

This wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, dry farmed and all hand harvested, with ageing taking place in French oak for 18 months. This wine was bottled, unfiltered, in February 2008 and alcohol comes in at 14.5%.

This wine opened up with a lovely bouquet of ripe berry fruit, stewed plums, fresh herbs, tobacco leaf, vanilla and toasty cedar notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with rich and concentrated flavours, fresh acidity and firm, dusty tannins. This wine's finish is long, robust with great depth of flavours. I love the intensity and texture of this Bordeaux blend. The oak is well integrated at this stage and the flavours are maturing nicely. Ready to go with any red meat off the BBQ, a very good value and strongly recommended, score 90 points.

Purchased March 30, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (311837) at $21.95

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