2007 Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon "Royale"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Royale"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, & 6% Carmenere
Region: Colchagua Valley
State or country: Chile
Cases produced: 1,910
KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: October 20, 2009
Wine Review: This was my favorite offering from the impressive Koyle lineup. This Cab is dark ruby colored and opens with a menthol infused black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced, and silky. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry with notes of spice and a touch of black pepper. I also detected a hint of blueberry as well. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away nicely. This elegant Cab is a lot of wine for the money and would pair nicely with a filet mignon over the next 2 to 3 years. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby color, fresh in flavor with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea, and black pepper aromas that zoom through to a long, expressive finish. Tannins are present but nicely contained.
Organic status: not organic
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