About Haras De Pirque 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, Hussonet, Maipo Valley
Haras de Pirque is a union of two passions in a unique place where thoroughbred horse breeding and fine wine making come together. In Pirque, Chile in the foothills of the Andes they planted 290 acres of vineyards in 1992, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmnre. They produce outstanding wines and name them for their famous racehorses like this Hussonet Gran Reserva Cab. Owned by the famed Antinori Family of Tuscany their winemaking team led by Renzo Cotarella is in charge of the whole process. Grapes were hand-picked end of April. The special parcels selected for Hussonet undergo careful hand management throughout the year to produce grapes of very high quality.
This 2015 is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Carménère, the lots are vinified separately and the wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Wine Spectator selected this as a Top 100 Wine of 2019! They scored this 90 points saying "Big and fresh-tasting, with concentrated dark plum, dark currant and black olive flavors. Asian spice and dark chocolate notes on the muscular finish. Drink now through 2024."
James Suckling scored this 90 points and said "A big, ripe cabernet sauvignon with lots of blackberries. This has quite a rich texture on the palate, but still manages to balance, thanks to the generous tannins. The finish is dry, though not that complex."
Tim Atkin scored this 91 points saying "Made from vines planted around the winery in Pirque in the early 1990s, this is a serious, structured, perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon with chalky freshness, plenty of toasty oak and a core of blueberry and blackberry fruit. 2020-25."