VIK, Chile 2013
96 points - James Suckling
Norwegian billionaire Alexander Vik founded an eponymous Chilean winery with the modest aim of creating the best wine in South America. In 2006, after years of extensive planning, research, and soil analysis, he purchased an 11,000-acre estate in the Millahue Valley. Viña Vik’s flagship Millahue blend contains Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from three different vine clones, planted across three plots. Smaller quantities of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, and Carménère complete the wine. The 2013 vintage more than delivers on Vik’s vision.
This crowning glory of the Vina VIK stable has a structured and elegant palate, inherent to Cabernet Sauvignon, with velvety tannins, but firm in structure that provide a linear and long-lasting sensation.
Endless red fruit aromas, fresh but ripped, and spices that develop in each glass, provide an aromatic complexity that keeps the senses awake.
23 months in a new French barrel provide it with a unique brightness with dried fruits and subtle hints of mocha.
"Aromas of flowers, currants, fresh mint and Thai basil. Full body, structured and muscular with a toned texture. Bright and dynamic on the finish. Tangy finish under the fruit and wet earth highlights. Mostly cabernet
sauvignon, cabernet franc, syrah, carmenere and merlot. This needs at
least three to four years to come around." 96 points - James Suckling
|Country Of Origin||Chile|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere|