Santa Rita Triple C 2014
|Region||Chile, Maipo Valley|
Lithe and rich, with concentrated flavors of blackberry, cherry compote and plum tart that lengthen out nicely, with savory intensity. Chocolate and Asian spice notes fill the long, chiseled finish. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and CarmenÃ¨re. Drink now through 2023.
Earthy aromas of berry fruits introduce a flush palate that sizzles with acidity. Flavors of black fruits and toasty oak finish warm and spicy. All that energy and acidity means this will last another decade or more; drink through 2034.
Rich mulberry, cassis and bitter chocoloate aromas pour from the glass, but behind the lush facade is a serious tannin structure that helps this rather opulent red stay balanced. A blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and carmenere.
The intensely oaky 2014 Triple C also had lactic and roasted notes that gave it a bit of a mainstream profile and a palate full of oak-related flavors, sweet spices, toast and roasted coffee. There are some herbal aromas and flavors too. I was a bit disappointed by this blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carmenere. 9,632 bottles produced.