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2014 Viña Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon

'Lazuli' Maipo Valley
750ml
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WSI 94

$ 39.00

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Their top red is not produced every year, so from the 2011 I tasted last time they jumped to the 2014 Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 was produced from vines cropped at 5.5 tons of grapes per hectare. It fermented in 6,500-liter stainless steel vats after four days of cold soak. Malolactic was in barrel, where the wine matured for 16 months. Thirty percent of the barrels were new, yet the wine does not show any oak flavors or aromas, and it feels very nicely integrated. This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli blended by the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. This certainly over delivers for the price asked. This has great elegance and should age for a very long time. Some 10,000 bottles were produced.
WINERY BACKGROUND: In the early 1990’s, Bordeaux luminaries Bruno Prats (Chateau Cos d’Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) discovered the high caliber of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Alto Maipo region. They partnered with their colleague Felipe de Solminihac, a renowned Chilean agronomist, oenologist and winemaker in the region. They acquired 45 acres in the ‘Quebrada de Macul’, historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyards, and Viña Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger Champagne), became the fourth partner. 

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Their top red is not produced every year, so from the 2011 I tasted last time they jumped to the 2014 Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 was produced from vines cropped at 5.5 tons of grapes per hectare. It fermented in 6,500-liter stainless steel vats after four days of cold soak. Malolactic was in barrel, where the wine matured for 16 months. Thirty percent of the barrels were new, yet the wine does not show any oak flavors or aromas, and it feels very nicely integrated. This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli blended by the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. This certainly over delivers for the price asked. This has great elegance and should age for a very long time. Some 10,000 bottles were produced.
WINERY BACKGROUND: In the early 1990’s, Bordeaux luminaries Bruno Prats (Chateau Cos d’Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) discovered the high caliber of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Alto Maipo region. They partnered with their colleague Felipe de Solminihac, a renowned Chilean agronomist, oenologist and winemaker in the region. They acquired 45 acres in the ‘Quebrada de Macul’, historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyards, and Viña Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger Champagne), became the fourth partner. 

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