Saturday, July 26, 2008

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Nose of black currant, cocoa, and pepper

Dark, lean core of fruit on the palate

Green herbal finish with coffee notes

There's a lot of really good Chilean Cabernet in the $10-15 range, but this isn't one of them. It's just too green and herbal, like it didn't really ripen. A lot of Chilean Cabernet has this quality, but when it's integrated with the other characteristics of the wine it adds a nice backbone. In the case of this Miguel Torres, it's distracting.

I paid $11 at Whole Foods, which is the right price for experimenting on new wines. Grab something else instead. Then raise a glass!

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