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2016 Viña Vik Milla Cala

Light label condition issue

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

92James Suckling

This is a fresh and pretty red with blackberry and fresh-herb character. Medium to full body, very polished, round tannins and a long, delicious finish.

91The Wine Advocate

91Wine Enthusiast

Berry, raisin and vanilla aromas... On the palate, this is thick and dense, with grabby tannins. Herbal berry and cassis flavors finish with notes of green herbs...

90Vinous / IWC

...ripe nose of fresh and jammy plums, cassis, black pepper and herbs plus rich hints of oak. Juicy with active tannins, good body and a bold finish, this is a complete wine.

17Jancis Robinson

Very ripe black fruit, a vegetal touch, well carried and pleasant. The sweet spices of liquorice and cocoa stand out. A mature, complex nose. Lots of concentration and flavour. Massive and very sweet tannins. Wide, long, well built, with body and structure.

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.