CASA SILVA | 5th | Quinta Generacion | 2012
cabernet sauvignon | carmenère | petit verdot | syrah

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Tonight we are going to review a legendary wine from Chile‘s famous Colchagua Valley5th Quinta Generacion 2012 by Viña Casa Silva. Casa Silva was founded in 1997 when Mario Pablo Silva, the oldest son of the fifth generation (hence the name of the wine – Quinta Generacion, which translates as ‘the 5th generation’), and his father, Mario Silva, shared the dream of making wines under their own label. They have dedicated much of their time to recover the old family vineyards and acquired an extensive understanding of the terroir in the Colchagua Valley. This particular wine is a blend of 4 grape varieties: 50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% carmenère, 10% petit verdot and 10% syrah, that were sourced from the Los Lingues and Lolol vineyards. The wine has been aged for 12 months in 100% new french oak barrels and another 12 months in the bottle, before being released on the market. That said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
colour: medium | noble ruby
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: powerful & savory
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant | cranberry | red plum | sweet cherry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | savory | earthy
__spice: anise | red pepper | nutmeg
__oak: sweet tobacco | cigar box
__savory: horse saddle | leather | iron | veal | venison | barnyard
__earthy: clay | loam | compost | turf | forest floor
__wood: new / medium roast

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: med(+)
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: round & firm | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spicy-savory
finish: medium+
aftertaste: bitter-seedy

rate
//Scoring
CASA SILVA | 5th | Quinta Generacion | 2012

variety: cabernet sauvignon | carmenère | petit verdot | syrah
country: Chile
region: Colchagua Valley
rating: 94.0

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now or in the next 2 years
verdict: great | a must try
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Chile and, with a total of 94.0 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a very fine and delicate wine blend indeed – fruity-savory, velvety and rustic – a wine that has already reached the peak of its form and is very close to the decline slope, therefore we would strongly suggest to drink it now or in the next 2 years. This is a firm, round and quite complex wine, as it tastes seedy-crisp and well structured, with mouth-watering acidity, fine-grained tannins and just a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. On the nose it displays a savory-earthy foreground, supported by a spicy background and a layer of overripe red fruits in between. This wine is a fine example of how a terrior-driven wine can be crafted using tradition and technology, as this is definitely a wine that has both, distinctive personality and the footprint of the Valle de Colchagua terroir.

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