Laguna del Inca 2009 by Viña San Esteban

IMG_1064 Grape Variety: 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carménère

Very good plus dry red wine with mixed black current and black cherries over baking spice, dried bay leaf and white peepr. The wine has medium plus ripe tannins and medium acidity bring good structure. The fruit has medium plus concentration, the finish is long. The wine has good complexity and will drink well for 6-8 years.

http://www.insituwines.com/insitu.php

Novas Gran Reserva Garnacha and Syrah 2012 by Emiliana

IMG_1081 Grape Variety: 70% Garnacha, 30% Syrah

Good plus dry red wine with red fruit over baking spice and nice touch of black pepper. The wine has medium minus grippy tannins and medium acid bringing good balance. The fruit has fair concentration and leads to a rather short finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years. This is an organically produced wine.

http://www.emiliana.cl/our-wines/organics/novas/garnacha-syrah/

Las Mulas Cab. Sauv. rosé 2013 by Miguel Torres

IMG_1080 Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good dry rosé wine with mixed red and black fruit over crisp medium acidity. The wine has good fruit concentration and some complexity. The wine finishes short and crisp, as one wants in a food friendly rosé . Drink now.

http://www.migueltorres.cl/en/etiquetas-vinos-detalle.php?id=60

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/

In Situ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 by Viña San Esteban

IMG_1061 Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

This organic very good minus dry red wine with black cherry and ripe raspberries over baking spice and a touch of chocolate. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded balancing the medium acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and medium length. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.insituwines.com/insitu.php

Tributo Carménère 2011 by Caliterra Winery

IMG_1083 Grape Variety: Carmenere 91% Syrah 3% Cabernet Franc 6%

Very good dry red wine with black fruit over a touch of bright cherry with dried herbs and baking spice notes. The medium tannins are rounded and mature. The medium plus acidity brings balance to the medium plus fruit concentration. The finish is medium plus and herbal. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

http://www.caliterra.com/our-wines/tributo/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

Adobe Reserva Carménère 2010 by Emiliana

IMG_1049 Grape Variety: 85% Carménère, 15% Syrah

Good plus dry red wine with ripe cherries and white pepper over bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are ripe and sweet leading to a medium length. The wine has good complexity and medium plus fruit concentration. Drink now and for next 3-4 years.

http://www.emiliana.cl/our-wines/organics/adobe/carmenere/

Le Dix de Los Vascos 2011 by Doms. Barons de Rothschild

IMG_1021 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauviginon, 10% Carménère and 5% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with black plums over red currents and a strong oak presence with baking spice and touch of mocha. The fruit has medium plus intensity and concentration. The medium tannins are ripe and well integrated leading to medium plus length. The wine is complex and will age for 7-10 years.

http://www.lafite.com/en/the-domaines/vina-los-vascos/the-wines/le-dix-de-los-vascos/