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/

In Situ Eco-Farmed Syrah 2010 by Viña San Esteban

IMG_1098 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good minus dry red wine with ripe black raspberries and tomato leaf over baking spice and touch of white pepper. The medium tannins are rounded and bring good structure with the medium acid and medium plus fruit intensity. The wine has a medium plus length. Drink now and for 3-4 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/

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

La Palma Single Vineyard Syrah 2012 by Cono Sur

IMG_0960 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good minus dry red wine with black cherry and raspberries over cafe mocha, fresh ground white pepper and a floral note. The medium tannins are grippy and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has good balance and a medium plus slightly sweet finish. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.conosur.com/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SINGLE-VINEYARD-SYRAH-2012-ENG.pdf

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