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Clos des Fous Cauquenina 2013

$21.99
$19.79

SKU 4693

750ml

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An outstanding nose of red berries, currant, black cherry, blueberry. Spices like black pepper, tea leaves. Notes of graphite and hints of violets frame its great complexity. Those elements come through on the palate with fresh black and red fruit revealing a full-bodied wine. This wine opens generously, very silky and lush on the palate. In mid-palate, it is round and velvety with very fine tannins, and the excellent acidity enhances its liveliness and balance. Decanting is recommended. Enjoy with barbecue, lamb, steak, and firm cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Chile
Region Maule Valley
Brand Clos des Fous
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe nose of the balsamic blend 2013 Cauquenina reminded me of the Latuffa -- exotic, perfumed, minty, hinting on eucalyptus, cola nut and dried flowers. It's a multi-grape blend from six old vineyards, some field blends and some with separate varieties; it's made up of almost half of Carignan (Cariñena) with Syrah and Malbec, as well as some 5% to 6% each of Carmenere and Portuguais Bleu, with no oak whatsoever. The palate is superbly integrated and compact, very tasty with lively acidity and a mineral finish. Again, this has a marked style/profile, very showy and aromatic. This has to be one of the best values in Chile, a pleasant red that is so easy to drink, it might be dangerous.

Luis Gutierrez, December 2015