Santa Rita Medalla Real Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||Chile, Maipo Valley|
Plum, berry and cassis aromas give this single-vineyard sibling of Medalla Real Gran Reserva a riper nose than its brother. A fruity palate is fleshy and bursting with plum, berry and chocolaty flavors, while this Cabernet is medium in depth on the finish. Drink now through 2024.
Ripe, with roasted plum and dark cherry flavors, flanked by mocha notes. Baker's chocolate and dried savory herb details show on the brooding finish. Drink now through 2023. 80,580 cases made, 15,900 cases imported.
Made with 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Franc from Alto Jahuel, Maipo. The central flavor of this wine is well-ripened cassis, accompanied by mentholated and licorice notes and what is eventually a jammy texture. Sweet at first (5.5 grams of sugar), it is warm and big-hearted on the tongue.
They look for higher ripeness in the 2017 Medalla Real Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon, but thankfully, it was less ripe than the 2015 that I tasted previously, which was close to over-ripeness. Here, there is moderate alcohol and mellow acidity, giving it a round mouthfeel without excess. 250,000 bottles produced.