Santa Illana 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Valle del Maule Chile
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If you have tried and enjoyed some of the budget priced wines from Chile's Valle Centrale region, you may like to give this a whirl. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are the starting point for most of the wine from Chile in this price bracket and, in general, 2000 did not seem to produce as good a crop as the 1999. This wine is about average for the year which means that it is certainly drinkable but not at all special.

The colour is dark though with a slightly unattractive brown hue but the texture and taste are OK. It is not so heavy as some Cabernet Sauvignons from Chile but still not really a wine to offer friends who are not regular red wine drinkers. There is a slightly acid aftertase but that's about the only fault that I can find.

Wine rating 5/10. Value rating 0

The details:
Santa Illana 2000
Cabernet Sauvignon
Valle del Maule
Chile
Vino Fino de Chile
Euro1.99 from Norma in Germany in May 2002
Bottled for Frice and Taylor 85130 Tiffauges France