Category Archives: CHILE

Aconcagua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Great Wave, Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Aconcagua Valley, Chile, 2018 This wine: lot No. L19.093 (on rear label), varietal sauvignon blanc, imported in bulk and bottled in UK, screw-cap closure, 13% abv, Waitrose, £9.40 (04/19) Consumer tasting note: a Chilean … Continue reading

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Cousino Macul white Chile 2013

Cousino-Macul, Finis Terrae, Upper Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile, 2013 On Chile (courtesy of The Wine Society), Chilean wine regions map. This wine: lot No. L14230 22, a blend of 65% chardonnay, 30% riesling and 5% viognier; aged 8 months … Continue reading

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Tarapaca Sauvignon Chile 2016

Vina Tarapaca, Sauvignon blanc, Central Valley, Chile, 2016 This wine: lot No. L6356, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, ~£9 (12/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, with aromas of citrus, and warmer edges of unripe … Continue reading

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Nostros Carmenere Chile 2015

Nostros, Reserva, Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2015 Carmernere, though vastly declined in popularity in its original Bordeaux home, with just 20ha in 2008, remains a possible ingredient in AOC/AOP Bordeaux wines. It ripens late which is a potential problem in Bordeaux, … Continue reading

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Anaken Late Harvest Viognier Chile 2010

Anakena, Late Harvest, D.O. Requinoa, Chile, 2010 This wine: varietal viognier, natural cork closure, 12% abv, 50cl, Ann et Vin, bin end 2015, £5 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on … Continue reading

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Montgras Carmenere Colchagua 2014

Montgras, Reserva Especial, Carmenere, Valle de Colchagua, Chile, 2014 Carmernere, though vastly declined in popularity in its original Bordeaux home, with just 20ha in 2008, it remains a possible ingredient in AOC/AOP Bordeaux wines. It ripens late which is a potential … Continue reading

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Casa Silva Sauvignon blanc Colchagua Chile 2013

Casa Silva, Sauvignon blanc, Cool Coast, Paredones, Valle de Colchagua, Chile, 2013 Paredones is a new region on the Colchagua coast, just 6km from the Pacific, so benefiting from the cool onshore breezes blowing across the cold Humboldt Current that … Continue reading

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