Major Chilean winery with 7000 acres of vineyards in coastal Colchagua Valley.
Delicious - more sweet than dry. Juicy Fruits
Rating 1. Unfortunately, this vintage of Veo Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Chile had a distinct chemical taste that was unacceptable, to say the least. Perhaps the bottling equipment had just been cleaned out, or even not properly cleaned before this bottle passed through. Because it is so young and inexpensive, I was not expecting a perfect glass, but it was terrible. I have had this label before and it has been acceptable. It was definitely not corked, but an altogether different nose and palate. I don't know if this was just a bad bottle, a series of cases, or the entire batch, but I wouldn't waste your time here. There are plenty of other producers that have good every-day offerings. If there was a zero, I would check that.
My wife and I are into our second case of VEO Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. We have served it to our family and friends and I have yet to find anyone that did not enjoy it. No chemical taste or other impurities were noted. A good tasting economical wine.
Food Pairings for Veo Grande Cabernet Syrah
Great value from the vineyards of Chile. Very lively nose with steady levels of tart cherries. Nice tannins in the finish.