Full Review

Axel

Axel
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy
2017 Top 2 Best Chilean Red Wine

Axel
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of blue eucalyptus, menthol mint, and blueberry cobbler with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, long spiced berries and blood oranges, pistachio and cherry and watermelon gelati finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak. A rich, spicy cabernet with impressive complexity and depth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blue eucalyptus, menthol mint, and blueberry cobbler
Taste Flavor: spiced berries and blood oranges, pistachio and cherry and watermelon gelati
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Steak With Red Wine Demi-Glace, Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, spicy cabernet with impressive complexity and depth.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.