Chile has been going through a genuine rebirth in the past few years and Viña Vik has been spearheading that effort in the Cachapoal Valley. Boasting an impressive pedigree, with the first winemaker being Patrick Valette (Château Pavie), then followed by Cristián Vallejo (Châteaux Margaux and Léoville-Poyferré), and backed by Norwegian billionaire Alexander Vik, the powerful and elegant wines of Viña Vik made such an impression on us that we've decided to import them ourselves!
What is so special about the Cachapoal Valley you ask? Well, the answer is quite easy - located just south of Santiago, nestled at the foot of the Andes, it benefits from a cooling afternoon breeze coming from the sea and from an overall Mediterranean climate - both are great to ensure Cabernet and Carmenere ripens evenly and healthily. Add to that Viña Vik's very densely planted vineyard (60% denser than Chile's average) and you get fresh wines of poise, structure and balance.
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2014 Milla Calla - $47
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Carmenere, 12% Syrah, 4% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
"The aromas are full of ripe and dried fruit and leather with hints of olives and blackberries. Full body, round and velvety tannins. Dense and rich with lots of fruit and a chewy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and cabernet franc, merlot and syrah. Very pretty now but better in 2018." - 91 Points, James Suckling
*No 22 in the top 100 wines of 2018 - Wine Spectator
2012 La Piu Belle - $85
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenere, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Syrah
"A rich and round wine with lots of fruit and round and soft tannins. Full body, juicy and delicious. A sexy and voluptuous wine. Drink now." - 93 Points, James Suckling
2012 Viña Vik - $190 *very limited
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenere, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Syrah
"So fragrant and enticing with violet, lilac and rose aromas. Currant and blueberry. Full body firm, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Focused and balanced. Vibrant acidity. Lots of blackberry and blueberry character. Why wait?" - 95 Points, James Suckling
*3rd Place in the top 50 wines of 2018 - Vine Pair
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