Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Color: Deep red.
Nose: Expressive, black fruit, mineral notes, led pencil, black currant and fig aromas.
Palate: Well structured, muscular, detaching soft tannins, persistent with a long, pure and fruity finish.
"This vineyard block, on a high terrace directly above the Maipo River, was planted in 1981. Ignacio Recabarren selected these vines when he started the Terrunyo project in 1998. His latest release has classic notes of Upper Maipo cabernet—soft menthol touches and herbal details over a tense structure. The heat of the 2007 vintage gives this a soft feel, its gentle acidity refreshing the ripeness of the fruit flavors.
Wine & Spirits
"Dark, concentrated and racy, showing red and black currant, plum and fig fruit, with tangy iron and tobacco notes. Very solid with a long, sleek finish. Drink now through 2012."
"Smoky and smooth up front, with bacon, rubber and pure black-fruit aromas. The palate is equally pure and deep, with lush blackberry, cassis, tannins and proper balance. Spicy and tasting of licorice on the finish, with an overall appeal that justifies its price. Excellent Chiliean Cabernet that can compete with Napa and elsewhere. Drink now through 2015."
"Bright ruby-red. Textbook cabernet aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, tobacco and dried rose, plus a touch of vanilla. Pliant, expansive bitter cherry and cassis flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak that is quickly absorbed by the fruit. The floral note returns on the finish, which is youthfully taut and very persistent. This deserves at least another few years of patience."
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