Sunday, July 25, 2021

Vistamar Brisa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Vistamar Brisa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 from Chile is on my BOTTOM SHELF. Terrible bitter taste, watery finish. I did not enjoy it and do not recommend it to anyone. Maybe some of their other expressions are drinkable, which I will review in my upcoming blogs. In today's blog, I intend to cover the following

1. Brief history behind this wine
2. Tasting notes
3. SJ's Rating & review
4. SJ's Pro tips

Vistamar was established in 1999 in Chile. With an estate situated at the foothills of Andes in the Cachapoal Valley very close to Vistamar winery. The region is colder which makes the grapes grow slower which in turn gives them flavor is what this company claims. 

Now about Brisa Cabernet Sauvignon. The product label says "It presents a red color with violet highlights. In the nose, the outstanding aromas are blackberries, plums, and black cherries blended with hints of vanilla and toast. In the mouth, there are smooth, rounded tannins and flavors of red and black fruit, enhanced with notes of caramel and smoke. "
Apart from the hint of berries, I do not agree with their product story. It is not enjoyable and does not taste like what is mentioned in the description. 
Now for the best part, my tasting notes. Enjoy!

Vital Stats- Vistamar Brisa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Price- $5.99 for 750ml
Vintage- 2020
ABV- 13%
Country- Chile
Region- Valle Central
Produced & bottled- Vina Vistamar Ltda, Pelequen, Chile
Awards won- None

Tasting notes-
Appearance- Dark red like any other red wine

Aroma- Red grapes, berries
Flavor- Bitter
Body- Light
Finish- Watery, bitter, not smooth
SJ's Rating- Bottom Shelf
This is not a drinkable wine. It is bitter, bland taste and has a watery finish. Everything makes it go in my bottom shelf. 
Occasions- None, this will ruin the party
SJ's Pro tip #1- Santiago Station Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is far better than this and cheaper.
SJ's Pro tip #2 - Chilling it in the fridge for half an hour makes it a little palatable 

Even though I did not enjoy this one, I am glad to share this information with others who can make a sound decision to purchase this one or not. If you want to savor Top Shelf wines, check out my blog for those & Enjoy!. 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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