Casa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_1162 Grape Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

Good plus dry red wine with fresh red fruit over a touch of baking spice. The medium tannins are ripe but grippy balancing the medium minus acidity. The fruit has medium concentration leading to a medium finish. The wine is drinking well now and will for 4-5 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/casa/?grape=5&year=0

Vitral Carménère 2012 by Viña Maipo

IMG_1079 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus dry red wine with black fruit and ripe black currents over a mixture of baker’s spice and dried herbs. The medium tannins are ripe bringing good structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium concentration. The wine has good complexity and will age well for 5-6 years.

http://www.vinamaipo.com/en/vinos/vitral/carmenere/

Reserva Carménère 2011 by Viña Canepa

IMG_0912 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Good plus dry red wine with mixed red and black fruit over baker’s spice and chocolate notes. The medium minus tannins are ripe and round and balance the medium acidity. The fruit has medium intensity and gives a rather short finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.canepawines.cl/wines#/reserva-privada

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2012 by Concha y Toro

IMG_1032 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Good plus dry red wine with black plums and black cherries over baking spice and a sweet note of chocolate. The fruit has medium intensity and gives medium body to the wine. The medium tannins are grippy and add to the medium length. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com

Carmenere Reserva 2010 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0929 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very Good minus dry red wine with black cherry and raspberries over baker’s chocolate and sweet spices. The medium minus tannins are ripe and lead to a medium plus finish. The wine has medium fruit intensity and good complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.santarita.com/international/our-wines/reserva/carmenere-3/

Semillon 1993 by Viña Santa Monica

IMG_0996 Grape Variety: 100% Semillon

Very good dry white wine with melon, sweet lime and mandarin orange over honeysuckle and a nice madeira note. The medium acidity brings balance with the medium plus fruit concentration. The wine has great complexity and a long finish. Drinking very well now and will for 5-6 more years.

http://www.santamonica.cl

Canto de Apalta 2011by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0956 Grape Variety: 45% Carmenère; 25% Merlot; 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with mixed red berries and black cherries over baking spice and peppery garden herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and a touch grippy balancing the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine has good complexity. The finish is long and pleasant. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/canto-de-apalta/?year=2011

Poderosa Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by 10 International

IMG_0582 Grape Variety: 100% Sauviginon Blanc

Good wine with fresh citrus and gooseberries over garden herbs and a mineral note. The medium acidity keeps the wine fresh and clean. The the fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine shows good complexity. The wine is drinking well now and will for several years.

http://www.10international.com/our-brands/la-poderosa/la-poderosa-sauvignon-blanc/

Ona Syrah 2005 by Anakena

IMG_0704 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good plus dry wine with blueberries and ripe black raspberries over mocha, white pepper and baking spice. The medium plus tannins are well rounded and bring structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration and the finish is medium plus. Drink now and for several years.

http://www.anakenawines.cl

ONA Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere 2006 by Anakena

IMG_0705 Grape variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot,25% Carmenere

Very good wine with ripe black plums and berries over a minty fresh garden herbal note and touch of bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity giving good structure. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now.

http://www.anakenawines.cl