Monday, July 31, 2006
2004 Castillo de Molina Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This is another Chilean wine that I have just opened and I am surprised at the consistent quality of the wines coming out of Chile. This Cabernet Sauvignon has a very typical nose reminicent of left-bank Bordeaux wines but without any barnyard or bandaid. The nose shows notes of coffee, dark chocolate, blackberry, and when it warms up cherries. The flavors are of oak, leather, and chocolate, with a slightly hot mid-palate that doesn't last into the finish. The finish is long and soft leaving a fantastic flavor linger on your palate. I would rate it 87 points and agree with Wine Spectator Magazine.