Axel Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley 2009
Before the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800s, wealthy Chileans brought home and planted cuttings of unaffected French vines. Since then, Bordeaux varietals have thrived here. This is a great example of premium Chilean Cabernet at a great price. Harvested by hand and aged 12-18 months in French & American oak, this shows expressive aromas of plum, cedar, tobacco and sweet fruit. On the palate, fruit balances well with soft tannins, leading to a long finish.