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.

http://www.ventisquero.com/ft/finestWines/Vertice

Gran Reserva Syrah 2012 by Casas del Bosque

IMG_1228 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very Good dry red wine with black and red plums, touch of currents over dried herbs. The wine has medium minus tannins with grip. The medium acidity brings freshness to the wine and adds to the rich medium plus finish. The wine will drink well for 3-4 years.

http://www.casasdelbosque.cl/english/vino_granReserva

Number One 2010 by Viña Falernia

IMG_1223 Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Carmenere 25% , Syrah 25%

Very good dry red wine with mixed black and red berries over mocha, white pepper and vanilla. The fruit has medium plus concentration and leads to a long finish. The medium tannins are very ripe and well integrated. Drink now and for 7-8 years, will improve in cellar for 2-3 years.

http://falernia.com/portfolio/number-one/

Syrah Pequeñas Producciones 2012 by Casas del Bosque

IMG_1229 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very Good Plus dry red wine with black fruit over a complex of baking spice, liquorice, floral notes and white pepper. The medium plus tannins are ripe and rounded bringing structure with the medium plus acidity. This wine has very good complexity from the mix of fruit and spices. The wine finish is long and sweet. Drink now and for 7-10 years.

http://www.casasdelbosque.cl/

Taita 2007 by Montes

IMG_1220 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauviginon, 15% Winemakers Choice.

Outstanding dry red wine with mixed ripe black fruit and blueberries over a complex of baking spice, roasted nuts, cedar and mocha. The high level of fine tannins balance the medium plus acidity giving very good structure. The fruit has high intensity and concentration. The wine shows great complexity. Drink now and for the next 15-20 years.

http://www.monteswines.com/en/wine_taita_the_wine.php

VIGNO Old Vine Carignan 2011 by Viña Undurraga

IMG_1212 Grape Variety: 88% Carignan, 12% Cinsault

Very Good Plus dry red wine with mixed black, ripe red raspberries and black cherry over a mix of baking spice and sweet garden herbs with notes of forest floor. The wine has rounded medium tannins and medium minus acidity. The wine has very good complexity and medium plus length. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://www.undurraga.cl/vigno

Ecos de Rulo Carménère 2012 by Bisquertt Family Vineyard

IMG_1185 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus dry red wine with ripe plum and black cherries over sweet baking spice. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded balancing the medium acidity. The wine is structured and has a medium plus ripe fruit finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.bisquertt.cl/pdf/fichas_en/ecosderulo/2012-carmenere.pdf

Malbec Reserva 2013 by Viu Manent

IMG_1191 Grape Variety: Malbec 94%, Syrah 6%

Very good plus dry red wine with red raspberries and ripe blueberries over soft baking spices and a touch of white pepper. The fruit has medium intensity. The medium tannins are ripe and balance the medium minus acidity with the 13.5% alc . Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.viumanent.cl/en/our-wines/estate-collection/malbec/

Auma 2010 by Koyle Family Vineyards

IMG_1200 Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Carmenere 25%, Malbec 18%, Syrah 13%,Petit Verdot 7%

Outstanding dry red wine with ripe black and red fruit over pepper, mineral and forest/dried herbal notes. Medium plus acidity and medium plus grippy tannins lead to a long finish. The wine has very good structure. The wine has great complexity it will improve for 5-6 years and age well for 12-14 years.

http://www.koyle.cl/web/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Auma-2010-ENG.pdf

Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 by Clos des Fous

IMG_1172 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauviginon

Very Good plus dry red wine with mixed red fruit, sweet garden herbs and dried laurel over a nice graphite note. The wine has very good complexity. The medium plus tannins are round and ripe and with the medium acidity bring good structure to the wine. The wine has a long pleasant finish. Drink now and for 6-10 years.

http://pedroparrachile.wordpress.com/clos-des-fous/