From Alto Jahuel and Maipo Valley. The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean. Rain is mainly concentrated in the winter ...Read more...
/ Dusty red cherry aromas with a note of tobacco leaf. Soft, chalky flavors with a mix of black fruit, tea, tobacco and earth notes. Dry, dusty cl... Read more
/ Great Maipo profile with dark loam, coffee, black licorice and tobacco flavors leading the way for a core of black currant fruit and a finish lo... Read more
Triple C 2005 - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ In the three vintages we've tasted this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cab Sauvignon and Carmenere, it has n... Read more
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/ Dusty red cherry aromas with a note of tobacco leaf. Soft, chalky flavors with a mix of black fruit, tea, tobacco and earth notes. Dry, dusty close.
/ Great Maipo profile with dark loam, coffee, black licorice and tobacco flavors leading the way for a core of black currant fruit and a finish loaded with muscular tannins. Big and chewy so let this settle in with some cellaring.
Triple C 2005 - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ In the three vintages we've tasted this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cab Sauvignon and Carmenere, it has never slipped below 90 points. This 2005 version is the best yet; it has fine oak up front, with fresh berry aromas lurking below. The palate is sly, sexy and whole, with flavors of plum, cassis and leather. Secure on the finish, and overall there are no faults to be found.
The Independent Consumer's Bimonthly Guide to Fine Wine/ ...Composed of 55% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Carmenere. It is a purple-colored wine with a classy nose of pain grillé , smoke, herbs, truffle, graphite, blueberry and blackberry. This is followed by a plush wine with reip, sweet fruit and outstanding integration of oak, tannin, and acidity. It will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2030.
Triple C 2007 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Smells like fortified wine and licorice at first, then more like earth and smoked meat. High acidity gives this blend a racy quality but also astringency, while flavors of blackberry, prune and licorice are very nice.
Triple C 2007 - 94 points, Wine & Spirits/ A blend based on Cabernet Franc (55 percent) with Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère, this is a powerful Triple C with muscular black fruit. The concentration is matched by tannins as strong as steel girders. Despite being six years old, it seems not to have aged at all. Cellar it a few years more to let the wine's complexity develop.
Triple C 2007 - 90 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2007 Triple C is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carmenere that is aged in new French oak for 20 months. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins, lovely red berry fruit laced with balsamic and orange rind that leads to a nicely composed, muscular finish that manages to retain fine focus. The oak is neatly folded into this red blend and it should merit a couple of years in bottle.
From Alto Jahuel and Maipo Valley. The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean. Rain is mainly concentrated in the winter and strongly influenced by the "El Nio" phenomenon, which increases rainfall frequency. In this parcel of land in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, night temperatures are quite low due to the flow of cold air coming down from the mountains. This causes a thermal oscillation that can surpass 68F. The soils are of alluvial origin, stratified and gently sloped, of medium depth, loamy texture and basic pH.
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