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2012 Viña Vik La Piu Belle

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January 10, 2021 - $61

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RATINGS

93James Suckling

A rich and round wine with lots of fruit and round and soft tannins. Full body, juicy and delicious. A sexy and voluptuous wine.

91Wine Spectator

Lithe, with subtle graphite and slate notes to the rich dried red fruit and savory flavors. The crisp, focused finish features hints of licorice.

91Wine Enthusiast

Plump aromas of raisin and baked black fruit announce a ripe wine from a warm year. A sappy palate with heft and thickness holds dark-fruit flavors of black plum, black cherry, prune, vanilla and tobacco. On the finish, this sticks to ripe and dense.

REGION

Chile, Central Valley Region, Cachapoal Valley

Chile has produced wine since the 16th century, when Spanish conquistadores brought grape vines and established vineyards. Sweet wines were favored until well into the 19th century, when French immigrants began making dry wines with a decidedly French character. Chile’s long, narrow, coastal geography has made the transportation of wines challenging over the centuries, though today it is a major exporter. To the west is the Pacific Ocean, to the east are the Andes. But the isolation has also meant that Chile vineyards have so far never been attacked by phylloxera, meaning that unlike viticulturalists in many other part of the world, Chilean vineyards can be planted with original rootstock, saving producers the laborious job of grafting vines onto phylloxera-resistant rootstocks. Chile started an appellation system in 1994, and there are five regions each with numerous sub-regions. Chile has attracted investment from European and American producers, including Robert Mondavi Winery, Kendall-Jackson, Lafite-Rothschild and Miguel Torres.