Santa Rita, Cabernario No.8, Maipo Valley, Chile 2020
(at Waitrose Cookery School, London, 23 May 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2027
Classic Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon – the king of red wines there – from a plot of old ungrafted vines planted in 1964 in Alto Maipo. Aged for 10 months in French oak (30% new) and then a further six months in barrel, this bold red has gummy blackcurrant fruit perfume and flavours, with some dark meatiness from 15% Syrah in the blend. Structure, smooth tannins and a generosity of fruit, and a great price.
15% Syrah / Shiraz