El Principal (Valette Fontaine) 1999

80 points

Maipo Valley, Chile. 13.5%

I’ve long wanted to try a decent South American wine that was older than a couple of years. This unfortunately disappointed.

Very sweet. With enough lifted VA to give quite a tomato sauce (ketchup) impression. The finish has the spicy tannin of Southern France.

Flavorsome but coarse.

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