2016 Garage Wine Co. Cabernet Franc Lot #82 Las Higueras Vineyard

Cabernet Franc

  • Chile
  • Maule Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • papabluez wrote: 90 points

    August 21, 2022 - I think these need 10 year aging. Or, long decant & better on day two--bitterness much reduced then and one can get the typical Cab Franc notes--actually a rather nice mouthfeel. Needs grilled meat or charcuterie.

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  • Martin_G wrote: 91 points

    July 15, 2022 - As a summer wine this really excels. Had with bbq asian pork.

  • wmccone54 Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 24, 2021 - A really tough act to follow after the 2005 Le Macchiole Paleo enjoyed earlier. As pointed out by others, many of these Chilean reds exude some tell tale aroma and flavor “markers”; to me I smell upfront sour, charred soil, mixed with asphalt and a heathy dose of sewage. Unfortunately, these distractions can mask much of the varietal fruit character. Even with decanting, it takes quite some time for the pure fruits to show. Eventually the raspberry, cherry, red currant, tobacco and chocolate start to evolve. At five plus years this seems youthful; it might improve with further cellaring.

  • Aparritz Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 6, 2021 - This was fun but still too young. It never quite opened up and may perhaps be in the “awkward” phase. I expect another year or two would do this wonders. Quite enjoyable now though.

  • chbeaumont wrote: 87 points

    May 27, 2021 - bright, rubied core; hint of brett, lead pencil, blackcurrant; heady red fruits, stalky, lean; very long. Time should help.

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  • By James Suckling
    3/2/2019 (link)

    (Garage Wine & Co Cabernet Franc Valle de Maule Las Higueras, Red, Chile) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Garage Wine Co.
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Lot #82
  • Vineyard Las Higueras Vineyard
  • Country Chile
  • Region Maule Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 7350093820614

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 123 (59%)
  • Consumed 86 (41%)

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