Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Maipo Valley, Chile


My Rating 82 Points. 
Price $18.

Deep ruby in color and very intense, with a purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with cherries, blueberries, red currants, strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, metals, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with nice long legs and high acidity.

Somewhat tart on the mid palate with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, red currants, oak, tar, licorice, leather, earth and black pepper.

Medium finish with smooth, soft tannins and sour cherries at the very end.

This is a nice Chilean Cabernet for every day. A little unbalanced, but with a nice mouth feel. Probably on its way out. I have to finish the rest of them this year, I guess. Needed one hour to open up properly.

Paired it with a Parmesan cheese plate.

Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.

14% alcohol by volume.


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