A very good Chilean Cabernet from the multi award-winning Anakena New Lands Winery, produced from select grapes grown across Chile’s Central Valley.
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon has different nuances to Cabernets from other countries, due to ungrafted vines and different viticulture with more blackberry and dark stone fruit flavours.
The colour is deep garnet red with a bouquet of blackberry and plum fruit flavours with hints of blackcurrant. This follows through to the palate where the fruit flavours are balanced with softened tannins. and is long and satisfying. An overall mouthfilling flavour and very, very moreish. The finish shows spice and pepper notes. One of the better mid-price Chilean Cabernets we have tasted for a while.
This wine underwent secondary malolactic fermentation which gives a fuller style but with no oaking it is not overpowered by tannins, full enough to match steaks and roasts but equally complementing tomato based dishes such as pasta.