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/

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

Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2012 by Concha y Toro

IMG_1033 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus dry red wine with mixed black and red berries over baking spice and a smoky note. The fruit has medium intensity leading to a medium long sweet finish.The medium minus tannins are rounded and well integrated. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com

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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

MontGras Reserva Carmenère 2010 by Viña MontGras

IMG_0926 Grape Variety: 85% Carmenère 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good minus dry red wine with black raspberries and cherries over mixed baker’s spice and noted white pepper. The medium tannins are grippy and with the medium minus acidity give a medium length. The fruit has good intensity and the wine shows complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.montgras.cl/english/vinos_res.htm

Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 by Viña Arboleda

IMG_0924 Grape Variety: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah

Very good plus wine with red berries and black plum over vanilla and tobacco notes with dried herbs. The wine has ripe medium tannins and the medium acidity brings great balance. The fruit intensity is medium plus and leads to a medium length. The wine has good complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.arboledawines.com/cabernet-sauvignon.html

Pehuén 2007 by Vina Santa Rita

IMG_0954 Grape Variety: 95% Apalta Valley Carménère and 5% Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Outstanding minus dry red wine with ripe black berries and plums over a complex of vanilla and other baking spices with a earthy floral note. The fruit concentration and intensity are both high and the finish is long and sweet. The medium plus ripe tannins bring structure with the medium plus acidity. The wine has very good complexity. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

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

Pedro Ximenez 2012 by Viña Falernia

IMG_0991 Grape Variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez

Good plus dry white wine with lemon zest and granny smith apples over a touch of orange blossom and mineral note. The wine has medium plus acidity which brings balance to the sweetish fruit. The fruit has good concentration and leads to a medium finish. Drink now and for 1-2 years.

http://www.falernia.com/test/ note site was under construction when note was published.