I tasted this one at the Churchhill wine cellars annual portfolio tasting event. The wine is dark in color, with a definitely varietal cab on the nose. There is a hint of smoke and wood on the nose as well. On the mid pallet are some nice varietal cab flavors, cherries and cassis. On the finish the wine is medium with a slight tartness. Likely needs some breathing or aging or both. Not a bad wine for the price. I would give it an 88-89 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
VIU MANENT RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 VINTAGES 59196 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 15.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Chile, Chile By: Viu Manent
Release Date: Feb 6, 2010
‘I think the Viu Manent range is probably the best in Chile: these are serious wines with real structure, good acidity, and loads of personality … ‘ (Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com, Sept. 11, 2009)
(Translated from the French) This Cabernet Sauvignon has been crafted with fruit from 55-year-old vines … Deep ruby-black to shades of purple in colour, the nose reveals toasty aromas mixed with vanilla, roasted dry fruits and prune. The appealing palate displays a nice balance between the woody notes, vanilla, cassis and cherry flavours followed by fine tannins on the finish. Score – Silver Medal. (Judges panel, Vinalies Internationales, 2009)