BISQUERTT | La Joya | Single Vineyard | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017
cabernet sauvignon

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Tonight we are going to review another single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine, but this time, one from the Marchihue vineyard in the famous Colchagua Valley of Chile – La Joya Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Viña Bisquertt. The cabernet sauvignon grape variety is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it can produce wines with grippy tannins and high natural acidity, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon is also a late ripening grape variety, which means that it is best suited to warm climates, where it can result in wines that can reach into realms of perfection. This particular wine is made from the cabernet sauvignon grapes that were sources from the ungrafted vines of ‘Block 26’, planted on compact alluvial soil (mainly rocky and sandy clay) in the Marchihue vineyard and has been partially aged for 12 months in french oak foudres and partially in concrete egg-shaped vats. Viña Bisquertt is a family winery founded by Osvaldo Bisquertt and his wife Soledad Urrutia, with the philosophy to produce terroir-driven wines that can reflect the spirit of  Colchagua Valley. But enough with all that theory, 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: deep & noble ruby
clarity: hazy ruby shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & delicate
fruit profile: red fruits & black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant | red plum
__black fruits: blackcurrant | black plum | blackberry
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | savory & earthy | other
__spice: red pepper & cloves
__savory: barnyard | horse saddle | iron | venison | game
__earthy: clay | loam | forest floor
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other: brett | brown olive | wormwood & hints of mint
__wood: new / medium roast / concrete egg-shaped vats

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

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

rate
//Scoring
BISQUERTT | La Joya | Single Vineyard | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Chile
region: Colchagua Valley
rating: 92.5

//Conclusion
maturity: close to its prime | age for 1 or 2 more years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Chile and, with a total of 92.5 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 cabernet sauvignon wine: savory-meaty and rustic – a wine that quite close to the peak of its prime form, therefore one that requires 1 or 2 more years of bottle ageing. This is a round and quite lean wine that tastes plump and voluptuous, with well integrated acidity, ripe tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel – a wine that lacks finesse and elegance on the palate. The wine has a pronounced savory-meaty profile, with nuanced brettanomyces notes in the foreground, supported by a subtle vegetal background and an irony layer in between the two. All in all this is a well structured, slightly hot and a bit angular wine – a wine that has both, a distinctive personality and the footprint of the Colchagua Valley terroir.

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