Vina Chocalan Cabernet Franc Reserve 2005

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Another Chilean wine, this time from the Maipo valley. Far less refined than the Polkura, this also came in at about half the price. The 14% alcohol left a bit of heat, but luckily the wine also left me with funky coffee flavours, with savory game-like characters. Perhaps slightly oaky, but this added well to the finish and body on a wine that might otherwise have been too acidic. Very Good Value.

Very Good
$18 at Marquis


  1. domestic foul
    August 6, 2008

    Oh, I love this wine! Of course I was first attracted to it because it looks like a bottle of chocolate… but it’s definitely more than just aesthetically tasty:)

  2. Shea
    August 6, 2008

    It does have good packaging :). Luckily there is substance behind it!

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