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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Luis Felipe Edwards 1996 "Pupilla" Cabernet Sauvignon ($6.49)
Third and last in my series of tastings (each one in diminishing order of price) from the oddly named Chilean firm Luis Felipe Edwards. This one's nothing fancy, but compared to similarly priced "fighting varietals" from California or even the Languedoc, it offers outstanding quality for the price. It's a clear, dark garnet color. Spicy oak dominates black-cherry fruit aromas. Bright, juicy fruit flavor follows the nose, ripe and full, with accessible but surprisingly mouth-puckering tannins and lemon-squirt acidity. Simple wine, quaffs well (and with the tannins, makes a great partner with burgers or steak); excellent value. Importer: William Grant & Sons Inc., NYC. (Oct. 8, 1997)

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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