|Casa Lapostolle (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Second week in a row for Chile as Wine of the Week, and what a beauty this is. I have been following Casa Lapostolle closely for many years now, having recommended their premium "Cuvée Alexandre" wines on many occasions, and featuring them in a meet the winemakers profile. This vintage of the regular Cabernet has been causing quite a stir, so I was keen to try it. The nose is gorgeous, soaring from the glass with aromas of damson jam, sour cherries and little background notes of game and fragrant cedarwood. Supple and juicy on the palate, there's a raft of dried fruit, exotic spice and ripe plum flavours. The tannins are ripe and sweet, giving more savoury depth that is softened and broadened in the finish my background oak and crisp acidity. Very sophisticated stuff, well priced, and excellent.
Majestic, Everywine, Thresher group, Selfridges, Harrods, Virgin Wines, ChateauOnline, £6.99.