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Tasting wine is easy, but mapping what we taste onto someone else's criteria less so. Doing this in a systematic and consistent way can sometimes be challenging, especially when it's a systematic approach developed by an organisation with exams you want to pass...

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Casa Nueva Cabernet Sauvignon, Family Reserve 2001

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Region: Molina, Chile
Producer: Casa Nueva
14.0% abv
Supplier: International Wine Forwarding Ltd

Appearance: Extremely dark red, almost blue, long tears

Nose: Heavy, full of oak, vanilla
(aged 2 years in French barrique)

Palate: Dry
Black cherries, plums
Acidity: Light
Tannins: Heavy

Conclusions: Will come to itâ??s own in a few more years
Good wine to store
10th Dec 2007, 22:14   | tags:,,,


Dhamaka says:

I can just smell that rich, woody goodness...
shame its still unbalanced

does it smell of warm climate too?

11th Dec 2007, 08:35

winespy says:

very much

unfortunately i only bought half a case about 3 years ago and this was the last bottle (drunk couple, given rest away - i'm generous that way :) (as you will sure come to experience - soon))

11th Dec 2007, 12:59

lino (lcalvojr-at-aol-dot-com) says:

looking for casa nueva cab sav 2005 family reserve but cant find it locally

28th Apr 2009, 20:28

nick Tann(nicktann-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

I have 6 bottles left. It is my favorite wine and absolutely gorgeous.

4th Feb 2012, 22:10

Viv says:

Didn't even know this group blog existed!

4th Feb 2012, 22:23

Dhamaka says:

I had forgotten about it too

5th Feb 2012, 07:41

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