Caballo Loco 17Regular price £39.95
The 'Crazy Horse' as it is called is one of the icon wines of Chile. You would be crazy not to try this wine!
Intense and aromatic nose and palate of dark cherries, cassis, espresso with elegant underlying sweet cooking spices. Full-bodied, with an elegant lingering finish.
Region: Central Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere, Merlot
One of Chile’s top wines, Caballo Loco is named after one of Valdivieso’s previous winemakers Jorge Coderch, who created the Cabollo Loco over 17 years ago, a winemaker who was long referred to as ‘the crazy horse’. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere and Merlot, the wine is created using a solera system, similar to that found in the production of Sherry. This simple but effective process produces a series of non-vintage wines, where at least 50% of the blend has come from the previous Caballo Loco. Following the barrel maturation of the current vintage/edition, it’s then blended with the previous edition. The new edition complete, 50% is then bottled and 50% goes back into the solera system for use in the next ‘crazy horse’. This interesting process enables Valdivieso to create a complex wine with unique characteristics for each edition, characteristics only achievable from adding aged wine to the blend.
Drinking window now until at least 2026.