Santa Rita Triple C 2004
65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carménère
Well-developed bouquet with a rich combination of blackcurrant and the floral nuances associated with delicate undertones of graphite, tar, chocolate and vanilla.
Elegant and well structured, this wine has an excellent balance and wonderful persistence.
Delicious with wild game and fowl, ripe cheeses, and spicy red meats. . The wine is unfiltered in order to completely maintain its character, therefore we recommend decanting it before serving.
Wine SpectatorGreat Maipo profile, with dark loam, coffee, black licorice and tobacco flavors leading the way for a core of black currant fruit and a finish loaded with muscular tannins. Big and chewy, so let this settle in with some cellaring. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère.
Wine EnthusiastNot often do you find blends of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. And it's been a while (1999) since we last tasted it; this version is ripe, a bit hard and very, very serious. The nose has complex olive, cassis and herb aromas, while the balanced but raging palate is ripped, tannic and fully acidic. Drink now, but with food.
Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Triple C is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Carmenere from Maipo and Apalta. It has a light minty bouquet with touches of dried rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins, crunchy black fruit and dry tobacco and graphite on the tapered finish. It is commendable but does not provoke superlatives. Drink now-2016.