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Oct 26, 2010 at 10:28am
Added Oct 26, 2010 at 10:28amThis is a wonderful cool climate syrah and a fine example of what Chile can do at its best. A winery with a stellar reputation has produced this gorgeous and incredibly drinkable wine (despite the 14.5% ABV). This is superb value for money. The nose is full of notes of chocolate and toffee, with some tar and carleised sugar thrown in. Long and full on the palate, this is an elegant and very well made wine. Refined and fruity but not too dry. I am going to buy a few more bottles and see if it ages well. It's great to drink now - it's almost 4 years old after all. I scored it 17.5 / 20
Oct 26, 2010 at 10:04amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $19.42
Added Oct 26, 2010 at 10:04amBright purple, black pepper and tobacco ‘cigar box’ nose. Rich and tannic, good now but needs another year. Damsons and stewed fruit on the palate. Very clean and well made, delicious, excellent VFM. Winemaker Francisco Baettig comes up trumps again. I hate to think how much you'd have to pay to get this quality in the Old World. 16.5 / 20
Oct 26, 2010 at 10:01am
Added Oct 26, 2010 at 10:00amThis wine shows what Chile does really well from one of my favourite producers, that goes from strength to strength. It's very well made and youthful, great to drink now. BUT it is more than a 'cheap' varietal. There's perhaps more expression of the grape than the terroir but it's all there - gooseberries on the nose with minerally overtones, a hint of damp grass and bell peppers too. It has a lovely balance of green fruits and fresh acidity, and is quite rich. Good finish. 17/20
Oct 26, 2010 at 9:56amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $21.99
Added Oct 26, 2010 at 9:56amThis wine is several notches above the usual generic New World Chardonnay. It is complex and elegant with an incredible finish. Wonderful balance with beautiful fruit. I honestly believe you would have to pay vastly more to get the equivalent quality in Burgundy. I recently shared this with a died-in-the-wool 'Burgundy man' and it knocked his socks off!
Oct 26, 2010 at 9:53amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $18.99
Added Oct 26, 2010 at 9:53amDifficult to fault this wine - both in terms of quality and value for money. This wine is an excellent demonstration of what Chile can do really well. If any of your friends or guests are doubtful about Chilean wine, ask them to try this. I recently gave this 18/20. The quality of the wine making shows through - excellent clean, forward berries fruit with a lovely 'New World' capsicum nose, with toasted notes and cassis. Very good finish, excellent balance - drink now. For the red wine drinker, I can't think of a better value wine generally available in the UK. I guess it's selected parcels of young vines. I am not sure if it will age but who cares?