2007 Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon Chile
The wines are made by acclaimed Bordelais winemaker Patrick Valette, well respected for his deft hand in producing memorable wines. Penalolen is truly a family-owned, boutique winery committed to making wines of distinction. This is a complex and velvety wine with abundant fruit of wild berries and cassis, and a refined whisper of eucalyptus. Suave and elegant.
Wine & SpiritsRichly textured, with layers of herbal tea, licorice, eucalyptus and spicebox intermingling with deep black fruit flavors. Incredible complexity for the price! The 15 months spent in French oak add toasty mocha and subtle spice elements, while the small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot blended with the 85% Cabernet Sauvignon give it just the right amount of lift and roundness. Very food-friendly - try pairing with herb-crusted lamb, hearty vegetarian dishes (especially with zucchini) or beef with goat cheese.
Vintage ChartRating for Chile: 88 (bad vintage)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rvery full bodied, went well with lamb,could also go with any red meat or spicy dish.
Fellow Drync'rBit dry, little chalky