Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2011

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Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Alto Maipo, Chile Notes: Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve: Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV: 14.5%

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Vina Perez Cruz:
ARCHITECTURE Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, which was conceived not only to fulfill the technical objective of fine wines production, but also to harmonize with the surroundings and avoid the abrupt interruption of the rural landscape. The architect José Cruz Ovalle created a laminated wood building with low stone walls around the base. It m... Read more
ARCHITECTURE Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, which was conceived not only to fulfill the technical objective of fine wines production, but also to harmonize with the surroundings and avoid the abrupt interruption of the rural landscape. The architect José Cruz Ovalle created a laminated wood building with low stone walls around the base. It measures 6000 square meters and has natural light. The wooden roof, supported on curved pillars of the same material, was designed to allow thermal isolation and free air flow circulation, both ideal for fine wine making. INFRASTRUCTURE The building is divided in three bays where the successive processes of fermentation, storage and bottling take place. Each of these bys is subdivided in two symmetrical modules, so that each stage of production is kept separately. The production line for more complex wines, has a gravitational process in every phase. The reception, selection and stemming of the grapes is done on the mezzanine, on the upper access level to the stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation takes place. There is a gravitational flow to an underground cellar where the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French and American oak barrels, under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. In addition there is a second barrel room at surface level, also with controlled temperature and humidity. The fermentation and storage tanks, as much as the harvesting and wine pipes, are made from stainless steel. The capacity of these tanks s from 5,000 to 40,000 liters, giving more flexibility to achieve the best blends that harness and express the character from the Viña Pérez Cruz terroir. Read less
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Member Reviews for Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

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Snooth User: ApelsecS
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/06/2013

mmm, Blackcurrant! such a rare flavor and so nice!


Snooth User: vagner
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/12/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: philko
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/30/2011

had this lovely bottle last night and everyone loved it including a parisian who usually prefers french bodeaux


Snooth User: Jake Pippin
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/12/2012

Two glasses


Snooth User: Eva112403
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/29/2010

This wine is an excelent malbec , have a complex and elegance. Try it .


Snooth User: trahla
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/09/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: David Kohl
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/21/2009

Cassis and black currant play off oak, peppercorn and green bell pepper in this spicy wine that also exhibits soft tannins and a long intense, yet smooth finish. Pair with hearty stews, chili or a good NY strip steak with sauteed onions and wild mushrooms. The spice in this wine need a beef dish to expose its fruit flavors.


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External Reviews for Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon Region : Chile / Alto Maipo Maker : German Lyon Notes : Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve : Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
04/26/2014

Maipo Alto Valley, ChilePerez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a beautiful Chilean red wine gem from Vina Perez Cruz. Perez Cruz is a family-owned winery specializing in red wines, all produced and bottled at Fundo Liguai de Huelquen. The beautiful state-of-the-art winery sits among 250 hectares of vineyards surrounded by the foothills of the Andes in the Maipo Valley, 45km southeast of Santiago. Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah and 2% Carmenere. It is full-bodied with notes of ripe red fruits, black pepper, vanilla, dried fruit and a classic touch of herbal aromas including tarragon and laurel. On the palate it is creamy and concentrated with silky, rounded tannins. This wine is beautifully balanced to drink now and over the next 6-8 years. The finish is long and smooth.Enjoy Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, empanadas and sharp cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/06/2011

Aromen: Distinguirtes Bukett von kleinen, dunklen Früchten, hauptsächlich Cassis, etwas Pfeffer, feiner Rauchton. Gaumen: Konzentriert, muskulös, sortentypisch fleischig, mundfüllend, mit reifen und weichen Gerbstoffen, lang anhaltend


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2012

Robert Parker 90 Points This is a state of the art operation situated in the premium red grape growing area of Alto Maipo and this is Vina Perez Cruz' flagship wine. No expense is spared! The yields are a mind boggling 18 hectolitres per hectare (1st Growth Claret is probably nearer 30 to 40!) This outstanding red wine was naturally fined and stabilised in barrels followed by light filtration. Grapes : 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere Region : Chile / Alto Maipo Taste : Typical Alto Maipo nose of Blackcurrants,eucalyptus,and overripe mango. Massive but restrained palate .The flavour goes on forever. Serve : Ideal with Sunday Roasts and smooth red meats ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/07/2011

Aromen: Reife rote Früchte, Lakritze und Mokka; Gaumen: Aromen setzen sich am Gaumen fort. Körperreich, ausgewogen, mit intensivem Abgang.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2009 12/31/2011

Maipo Alto Valley, ChilePerez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a beautiful Chilean red wine gem from Vina Perez Cruz. Perez Cruz is a family-owned winery specializing in red wines, all produced and bottled at Fundo Liguai de Huelquen. The beautiful state-of-the-art winery sits among 250 hectares of vineyards surrounded by the foothills of the Andes in the Maipo Valley, 45km southeast of Santiago. Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Syrah and 1% Cot (Malbec.) It is full-bodied with notes of ripe red fruits, black pepper, vanilla, dried fruit and a classic touch of herbal aromas including tarragon and laurel. On the palate it is creamy and concentrated with silky, rounded tannins. This wine is beautifully balanced to drink now and over the next 6-8 years. The finish is long and smooth.Enjoy Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, empanadas and sharp cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/02/2011

Aromen: Intensive Aromen von reifen roten Beeren und Gewürzen. Gaumen: Körperreich, ausgewogen, gedörrte Früchte und etwas Vanille des Eichenholzes, reife Gerbstoffe, weich und lang im Abgang.


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Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Alto Maipo, Chile Notes: Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve: Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV: 14.5%

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