Vertice 2011 by Viña Ventisquero

IMG_1209 Grape Variety: 53% Carménère, 47% Syrah

Very good plus dry red wine with blackberry and ripe black cherries over a mix of pencil box, dried herbs and baking spice. The medium plus tannins are very ripe and bring balance to the high fruit concentration and medium plus acidity. This wine will easily age for 10 years and improve over that time.

Curvee Alexandre Cab Sauvignon 2012 by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_1161 Grape Variety: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon; 9% Cabernet Franc

Very good plus dry red wine with mixed black raspberry and red plums over cigar box and a touch of sweet baking spice. The medium ripe and rounded tannins balance the medium acidity bringing structure to the wine. The medium fruit concentration leads to a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 8-10 years.

Clos Apalta by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0957 Grape Variety: 71% Carmenère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot

Outstanding dry wine with a complex of ripe black and dried fruit mixed with red berries over baking spice and mixed spicy herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and ripe and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has a high level of fruit intensity and very good complexity. The finish is long and sweet. Drink in 3-4 years and will drink well for 12-15 years.