WTN: Hacienda Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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WTN: Hacienda Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Postby Bruce Hayes » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:09 pm

Central Valley.
From Jacques and Francois Lurton.

Decanted.
Very dark purple.
Lovely nose, sweet, spicy and chocolate.
Silky mouthfeel, chocolate, dusty cherry and tangy raspberry fruit, fairly thick, peppery, red licorice, showing a bit of roughness toward the end.
A very rich, but restrained wine, powerful and complex but not flashy.
Lacking, thank goodness, the green, drying woodiness I so often associate with economical Chilean Cabs.
Screwcap closure.
A big and very complex wine for the incredible price of $11.95 Canadian.
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Re: WTN: Hacienda Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Postby Carl Eppig » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:16 pm

Sounds great. Wonder if it's sold down here.
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