Vina San Pedro Cabo de Hornos Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabo de Hornos is a pure Cabernet Sauvignon of great character brought by the volcanic soils at the Andean foothills of the Cachapoal Valley. We pay tribute to these navigators on the wine’s label through 17th-century cartographic design cues.
James Suckling- Aromas of black tea, blackcurrants, coffee beans and hints of smoked meat. Full body, firm and silky with pretty fruit and an ultra-fine tannins structure. Extremely balanced and fine. Shows balance and finesse. Drink in 2019 and beyond.
Wine Advocate– The varietal Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Cabo de Hornos was produced with fruit from Cachapoal Andes, from vineyards planted on volcanic soils. 2017 was a warm and early harvest, two to three weeks earlier than previous years, with very high temperatures that blocked the plants. It fermented in 12,000-liter oak vats with neutral yeasts and matured in 225-liter barriques (50% new, 50% second use) for 18 months, where it also underwent malolactic fermentation. It has considerably less alcohol than the 2015 I tasted last time. This is still quite classical, with ripe fruit and quite spicy. The palate is medium to full-bodied but keeping the balance and some freshness. The change in style will come with the 2018 vintage (which I sampled from barrique) that was harvested even earlier and keeps much more freshness.
Region: Cachapoal Valley
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