Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Rayen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Colchagua Valley, Chile, $150, cork seal

I purchased from a local Yuen Long wine shop and can't find out anything about it. It's simply packaged and doesn't even have a back label.

This is really dark in colour; a deep purple, almost black. The nose is closed, but I got a whiff of the expected Cabernet inspired black fruit and a hint of mint. Rayen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 is green and vegetably. It's tastes of cabbage and green capsicum, but there's also a hints of tart blackberries and tea. It's medium bodied and very, very dry, with solid chalky tannins and decent length. I drunk it by itself and it would probably have benefited from the company of a big bit of red meat, but when all's said and done it's simply too green and unripe to be pleasant.

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