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

Lagar De Bezana Cab Sav 2012 by Viña Lagar De Bezana

IMG_0938 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Syrah

Good plus dry wine with black plums and sour cherries over bakers spice and dried herbs. The wine has medium fruit intensity and good complexity. The medium minus tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity. The wine has a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://en.lagardebezana.cl/aguacero.php

Organic Cabernet-Malbec 2010 by Vina De Martino

IMG_0911 Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec

Very good wine with sweet black cherries and dark plums over bakers’ spices, chocolate and a floral note. The fruit has medium plus concentration and intensity. The tannins are medium and grippy bringing structure with the medium acidity. The wine has good complexity and will drink well for 4-5 years.

http://www.demartino.cl/tbk_webpay/pag_producto.php?cat=3&pro=11

Calina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 by Calina Winery, Santa Rosa, CA

IMG_0878 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good plus wine with black currents, baking spice and touch of dried herbs. The medium minus tannins are chalky. The fruit has medium minus concentration and intensity. The wine is a straight forward Cabernet. Drink now and for several years.

http://www.calina.com/wines/cabernet-sauvignon

Montes Twins 2011 by Montes

IMG_0812 Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec

Good plus wine with mixed black fruit from plums to cherries and spicy clove/cinnamon notes. The fruit has medium plus intensity and concentration. The medium tannins are a touch chalky. The wine has good complexity and a medium finish. The wine is drinking well now and will hold for 5- 6 years.

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Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 by Viña Tarapacá

IMG_0753 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good plus wine with ripe black plums and cassis over baking spice, dried mint and tobacco notes. The wine has medium plus tannins that are round and grippy bringing balance with the medium minus acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and very good complexity in its youth. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Hold for 2-3 years then drink for 5-7 years.

http://tarapaca.webfactional.com/en/gran-reserva-cabernet-english

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

Cabo de Hornos 2006 by Viña San Pedro

IMG_0734 Grape Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 5% Malbec

Very good plus wine with ripe blueberries, black cherries and plums, the wine has medium plus fruit concentration and shows notes of graphite and tobacco box. The medium plus tannins are ripe and balance the medium acidity giving very good structure. The wine has very good complexity and the finish is medium plus. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.sanpedro.cl/en/the-wines/cabo-de-hornos/cabernet-sauvignon/

T.H. Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 by Undurraga

IMG_0737 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good plus wine with mixed blue berry and red plums over baking spice and a savoury note. The medium tannins are and ripe and round balancing the medium acidity giving good structure. The fruit has medium plus intensity. The wine has a good level of complexity and a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.undurraga.cl/undurraga/vinos/?lang=en#

Oveja Negra Rose 2012 by Oveja Negra

Ovejas Rose Grape Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah

Good plus wine with lots of strawberries and red currents over a floral note. The medium plus acidity give outstanding freshness to the wine. The fruit is medium plus in concentration and intensity. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for a year or two.

http://www.ovejanegra.com/ing/download/ON%20RORS12e.pdf