Maker: Viñedos Errázuriz Ovalle S.A., Chile
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 9 out of 10
Veo Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 tells you immediately that it’s no ordinary Cab. The nose is full of smoky wood, and it almost climbs out of the glass on its own. The flavor isn’t average, either – it’s a well-balanced mix of blackberries and cherries, oak, herbs, and chewy tannins. The spicy finish goes on and on.
Viñedos Errázuriz Ovalle S.A. make the Veo Grande Cab and, on their website, claims to be the single largest family owned vineyard and winery in Chile.
The Wine Commonsewer tasted the 2004 vintage, concluding “It’s not a sleeper but it’s a good budget wine that you can enjoy with a Southern Italian meal or grilled beef.” Tom & Melody said, “It is delicious after decanting. I love it! A dark, bitter chocolate finish. Lovely!”
Overall, we liked this wine a lot, but we’d caution readers that it’s a bit quirky and not your typical cab – try it if you are looking for something different.