Baptiste Cuvelier Cuvee Del Maule 2011, Chile 

My Rating 83 Points.   

Price $15. 



Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, cherries, plums, earth, bitter herbs, Pine, toasted oak, vanilla, roses, smoke, eucalyptus, violets and white pepper.

Light to medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Tart on the attack, and dry on the palate, with plums, sour strawberries, raspberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, earth, leather, green pepper, dark coffee, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tart raspberries.

This Chilean blend is drinkable and simple. Not special, but not offensive either. An easy drinking red wine. Drinkable by itself and better with food.
Better after 60 minutes of airtime, but good right out of the bottle.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Carignan, 8% Pais, 7% Carmenere, 7% Cinsault and 4% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

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