I was beginning to think that the folks at Cono Sur could do no wrong. Earlier this year, I raved about how good their Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling white wines tasted. After having terrific experiences with two white wines from Cono Sur, I was eager to try their red wine offerings to see if they would be just as good. Unfortunately, I do not have the same praise to give for my first reviewed red wine from Cono Sur. The 2007 Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon / Carmenere blend consists of 60% Cab and 40% Carmenere, and is made from certified organically grown grapes.
Overall, the 2007 Cono Sur Cab / Carmenere was disappointing. This wine tasted very “green” to me. What I mean by tasting “green” is that the red grapes used to make this wine tasted as if they were picked and crushed way too early in the season. It also had a smoky tobacco taste that I didn’t particularly care for, much like some South African red wines. Finally, this wine was rather boring to me. The blend offered my taste buds very little excitement.
This red wine is not awful, but it just seemed as though the winemakers at Cono Sur were too eager to pick the grapes, get the wine made, and on the shelves. A little patience and some crafting, similar to their Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, may have produced another hit from this Chilean Winery.
WineLife365 Rating: 2-Star