RKS 2023 Wine: Casas del Bosque 2019 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

As we roll through Chile reasonable prices and high quality prevail but did I really need to relate that to you? The LCBO has been quite generous in listing Chilean wines in their Vintages releases. So get ready for a big Chilean invasion in 2023 in Canada. Can we push matters a bit and say buy Chilean and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank?

Aromatics: Cheerful and chattering cherry, blueberry, rhubarb pie, red currants and a bit of leather.

Palate: The cheerful cherry isn’t relegating itself to aromas as it is on the palate again. Tannins are a bit chalky. There is also blueberry and raspberry. Short and authoritative finish.

Personality: With that cheerful cherry influence I am approachable yet be wary of a serious no nonsense wine.

Food Match: Sun died tomato and chickpea burger.

Price: $22.95 (Ontario).

Cellaring potential: The wine will marginally improve until 2027. Drink by end of 2029.

In a nutshell: Despite the cheerful cherry influence it is only an influence. A serious Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with a unique character.

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 91/100.

(Casas del Bosque 2019 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Casas del Bosque, Casablanca Valley, Chile, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 353086, 750 mL, 14.5%).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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