- Published: 19 June 2012 19 June 2012
Fancy a drop of gutsy red? I may have what you're looking for. The Errazuriz cabernet sauvignon 2009 is good bet for Tesco shoppers. The bottle has a tall straight sided proud shape so sensing something bestial on the horizon I pulled the Vinturi aerator out of its docking station and began to pour.
The Vinturi, as I said in an earlier post, is a very handy bit of kit for the wine nerd, allowing for some rapid opening of the wine. For balance sake I poured a control glass of un-aerated wine. Tasted side by side this was a little austere with hard tannins. The Vinturi'ed glass had more of the dark fruit starting to show through. Very rich, leathery with spice and liquorice.
The more it had time to breathe, the more fruitiness became apparent but this should be noted as a big wine. It is labeled 'Single Vineyard' highlighting the pride that is taken in producing this wine.
I enjoyed this wine as it started to soften a little more. No doubt it could do with a few years aging to give it a bit more roundness but still, I enjoyed it. Errazuriz make good wines across their range and are well worth trying out.
Errazuriz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, 2009, Chile.
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