Sunday, December 23, 2012

Updated Review: **+ $$ Boysik Farm Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile, non-vintage

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is a value-priced Chilean cabernet sauvignon  from the Valle Central region.


Original tasting and review, September, 2011: This is Boysik Farm Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile, non-vintage, finished at a mere 13.% alcohol.

In the glass: Boysik cab is deep burgundy, turning almost opaque in the middle.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright and funky undertones of earth and a plummy fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be full and rich.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a mid-palate impression of leafy underbrush and dry fruit, reasonably well-balanced with acids and tannins.  Not a classic big Chilean cabernet sauvignon for sure, but a reasonably well-balanced, slightly old-world style medium body red.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with plus for its energy and character.

Following long decant, one day kept cool in partially filled bottle:   Nose and palate are fairly consistent, with the palate picking up a bit of welcome fruit. 
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Updated review, over a year later, December, 2012:   Consistent color and aromatics, with the old world brush turning just a tad oxidized.  Palate is consistent too, showing a little bit of chalk.

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