While Chile got its start in the US with value-priced Merlots and Chardonnays, the full story is totally different and exciting. Viticulture, having been brought by the European explorers and missionaries, is centuries old in Chile, and now many vintners are re-discovering the old vines, old traditions and quality potential that’s there. This has been helped by the “next wave” of Europeans, modern winemaking giants like the aforemented Rothschilds, and in the case of this wine Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle (think Grand Marnier). Alexandre discovered and re-planted prime vineyard sites in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, and this Cabernet shows the result of her efforts, which have received international acclaim. It has the cedar-blackberry character Cabernet lovers seek, at an amazing price.
ABV % = 14.5