2002 Oriel VQM
Maipo Valley, Chile
Vinography: 9-9.5 out of 10 pts
VQM is named for Viña Quebrada de Macul, the special estate in the foothills outside Santiago where the grapes for this complex wine are grown.
Vineyards | Winemaking
15–30 year-old vines on gravelly soils in the historic Macul region on the slopes of the Andes Mountains. Extended maceration and up to 4 weeks of total skin contact. Bottled unfiltered after aging for 18 months in French oak (15% new).
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot. 5% Cabernet Franc. Picked: April 2002.
Aroma: Mulberry, cassis and a touch of mint. Taste: Vibrant blackberry and cassis with a rich, full texture, ripe tannins and a lasting finish.
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