Vina Vik Winery - Millahue 2012
Vina Vik Winery - Millahue 2012 (94 TSW)
Blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Carmenere, 17% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Merlot and Syrah.
Fall has arrived in the Netherlands. Rain, dark skies and leaves are falling from the trees. What is the best remedy fort his? Right. A beautiful red with great elegance.
This winery is located in Millahue, Central Chile. At Viña Vik, the winery came first, completed a few months before the hotel. Designed by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic', it is built mostly underground, with just its white, stretched-fabric roof visible, skimming above the valley floor. As ecologically sound as it is architecturally intriguing, it is cooled by the elements: Pacific Ocean breezes during the day and, at night, by air cascading down from the Andes. At its entrance is a vast, moving-water reflection pool peppered with a granite boulder installation by Radic´ and his wife Marcela Correa. The winery combines an impact and panache worthy of a shrine to Bacchus with the contemplative nature of a Zen temple.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep dark ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of cassis, raspberries and blackberries compote with hints of vanilla, mentol, tobacco and cedar.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied. Very well balanced with round tannins and medium+ acidity. Flavours of dark fruits, dark chocolate and a nice freshness. The finish is long and never ending.