SRP of $17 and available for as low as $15. Sample submitted for review. 12,000 cases produced. Imported by Quintessential Wines.
From the bottle:
“The name Koyle comes from a native Chilean plant which grows in oak forests and that produces a beautiful purple flower as well as a greatly desired fruit. This endangered species is found abundantly in our vineyards located in Alto Colchagua.
Vina Koyle is in the hands of the sixth generation of a Chilean winemaking family tradition started by Don Francisco Undurraga in 1885.
Cristobal Undurraga, our winemaker and viticulturist, has carefully selected the best grapes, which after being hand harvested as well as selected by hand, are vinified in small lots and then aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
The 2009 Koyle Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon begins with pleasant aromas of dark fruit, lots of coffee and a little licorice. Tasting the wine reveals more licorice and other earthy flavors like leather and dried herbs along with some black cherry. Spicy notes lead into the long dry finish which also has lingering coffee and tobacco notes. A great one for fans of less fruity wines.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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