Deep ruby red with aromas of cassis, red fruits, black pepper, black cherries, tobacco, cinnamon and chocolate. On the palate it is highly concentrated with juicy notes of red fruits and spices. Structured & complex from the oak aging.
Serve with red meat, braised stews, grilled pork and flavorful cheeses.
"Aromas of blackberries, dark plums, sage and cloves. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Balanced and supple on the palate. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (June 2021), 90 pts
"Medium dark red. The Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers good value in an inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s fresh and roundly textured with good balancing acidity and medium flavor density. Herbal, forest floor notes tend to dominate somewhat more subtle fruit, but overall the wine is pleasant, easy drinking with a lingering freshness. Aged in French oak 10-12 months."
- I-winereview.com (March 2022), 90 pts
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Siegel Special Reserve from Colchagua was aged for 12 months and is garnet red in the glass. The fruity nose offers notes of black currant and bay leaf while the palate is compact with gentle tannins, languid acidity and a tartaric but satisfying aftertaste. - Joaquín Hidalgo"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2021), 87 pts
"Gamy aromas of olive, brine and mulchy earth accent berry fruit on a nose that screams “old school Chile.” A tight, firm palate with rubbing tannins holds lightly herbal and spicy flavors of berry fruit and mint, while olive and green notes are draped all over the finish of this hot-year Cabernet. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 87 pts
"Earthy, damp berry aromas are a touch rubbery, while a flush, obtuse palate is easygoing. Earthy berry flavors are round, plump and steady through a finish where some acidity finally appears. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2018), 89 pts
"Youthful purple. Dark berries, cherry liqueur, vanilla and clove on the deeply perfumed nose. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Picks up a smoky quality with air and finishes long, spicy and smooth; harmonious tannins add shape and gentle grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2017), 89 pts
"This wine's ripe black cherry and cassis aromas include a tobacco note. The palate is forward and a bit aggressive, with chocolaty blackberry and brown sugar flavors with herbal underpinnings. It finishes fruity and bold. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2018), 88 pts
"Fascinating aromas of terracotta, iron and dark berry. Some blueberries too. Full body, firm tannins. Tangy and lively with outstanding fruit and tannin tension. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (July 6th 2015), 92 pts
"Glass-staining ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry pit, cassis, pipe tobacco, violet and leather. Sweet and focused in the mouth, offering chewy red and black fruit flavors and a jolt of peppery spices. The spice and dark berry flavors carry through a long, smoky finish, which is shaped by dusty, late-arriving tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2015), 90 pts
"I like the attractive combination of currants and orange peel on the nose and palate. Full body with firm tannins and fresh acidity. A wine with lively tension and bright fruit. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (August 2014), 90 pts
Alberto Siegel was born in Santiago in 1946, the third generation in Chile of an Austrian family. His grandfather was an Austrian architect that built some very important and traditional ...