Stylish Living on a Shoestring, by M-J de Mesterton Since 2006
11 January, 2013
An Elegant Survival Wine: Panilonco Cabernet 2011
I love it when our dinner guests bring, as gifts, bottles of wine that are new to us. It is a fantastic way to taste a wine, because it is a recommendation from someone you are fond of, and having the bottle right there to drink with them constitutes instant gratification. This cabernet by Panilonco of Chile was smooth and excellent--here is the apt description from Trader Joe's website: "Its deep red hue reveals ripe red berries, blackberries, plums and black pepper on the palate. The mouth feel is full and supple, with velvety tannins and a long, round aftertaste."Panilonco Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is available at Trader Joe's for about five USD.