Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, this concentrated Cabernet has ripe, smooth tannins that fill the mouth.
The De Martino family has been producing wine in Chile's famous Maipo Valley for almost 70 years. The wines reflect the area's terroir, resulting in big, rich, extracted flavor. Delicate use of oak adds complexity, but the strength of De Martino wines is in their fruit. These wines are concentrated and elegant, each with a distinctive personality.
"Spicy, fresh and quite
vibrant," exclaims Decanter
"Inky ruby. Primary, grapey aromas of blackberry and candied plum. Youthful and tightly wound, with pure, sweet cassis and dark cherry flavors nicely supported by solid tannic structure. This should be interesting in a year or so."
-International Wine Cellar
I was pleasantly pleased at this Chilean Cab. It is an excellent dinner wine. A great value for the price. The 2004 vintage has given it long enough to enhance the rich taste.