2014 Cases del Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

Year: 2014
Appellation: Rapel Valley
Country: Chile
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"(aged in two- and three-year-old French oak) Brilliant ruby-red. Fresh cherry and dark berry scents are complemented by a subtle floral note and a hint of cedary oak. Juicy, focused and seamless on the palate, offering sappy blackberry and cherry flavors that stretch out and become deeper with aeration. Clean, spicy and focused on the persistent, fruit-dominated finish, which is framed by dusty, even tannins." (VM)

"This is a delicious cab from 100-year-old head pruned vineyards. Medium to full body, delicate round textured tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rapel Valley cropped at an average of 9 tonnes per hectare (3.6 tons per acre).

Harvest was carried out by hand between May 7th and 17th, 2014.

After being hand harvested the grapes were crushed and destemmed to stainless steel tanks. The must was then warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented during 10 to 15 days with temperatures peaking at 33ºC/91ºF. Following the completion of fermentation the must was subjected to an additional 5 days of post fermentation maceration (to give a total of 20 days total skin contact). The wine was then pressed off skins and put to French oak barrels for 14 months during which time it was racked twice: once in the spring when it was first sulphured (following the completion of malolactic fermentation) and then once again shortly before bottling.

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby red in colour. On the nose this wine exhibits lifted notes of blackcurrant, dark cherry, cinnamon and expresso bean. In the mouth flavours of cassis, plum and nutmeg dominate. Rch yet elegant tannins impart fine structure and a long finish.

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