Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

Bodegas Hidalgo

Amontillado Napoleon Sanlúcar de Barrameda Palomino Fino

Chilled hits the spot, esp in the heat. — 21 days ago

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Clos Apalta

Valle de Apalta Red Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2018 Clos Apalta is 64% Carménère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot from Apalta, Colchagua, aged for 24 months in 85% new barrels. The ripe, complex, clear nose offers prune, blueberries and blackberries along with pepper, tobacco, rosemary, cigar box and a whiff of smoke. Creamy and broad in the mouth with good volume, a firm flow and contained structure. The tannins set the tone while the mellow freshness underlines the sugary profile. A genuine Michel Rolland wine made during a year of subtle flavors. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, June 2022)
— 2 months ago

Viña Aquitania

Sol de Sol Malleco Valley Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

A Chardonnay from Traiguén, Malleco, fermented in barrels and aged for nine months in 600-liter French casks. Golden yellow in color, it presents a nose of hazelnuts, butter, pears and apples. Creamy and flowing thanks to the sparky, well-integrated acidity. Fatty in the mouth with a lengthy, bold finish that adds a hint of grassiness. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)
— 2 years ago

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Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

A Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 24% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from Puente Alto, Maipo, aged for 18 months in barrels and clay vats due to the hot year. The usual local black currant flavors are present, along with maraschino cherry. Complex, with clear influence from the oak, this is an alcoholic wine with a firm structure and taut feel. A serious-minded balance between freshness and flavor allows it to breathe pleasantly. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)
— 2 years ago

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baronesa P. Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Baronesa P. is a combination of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Carménère, 5% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Maipo Valley, aged for 15 months in 60% new barrels. Garnet red in color. The complex nose is dominated by the oak, displaying notes of cedar and pencil box, dark fruit aromas and a whiff of thyme. On the palate, the flavors are intense with taut but polished tannins. Broad and long-lasting with an oaky backdrop, this grows more profound when decanted. One to keep. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, June 2022)
— 2 months ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Argentino Mendoza Malbec 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2019 Malbec Argentino is a blend of grapes from venerable vineyards in Lunlunta and Paraje Altamira; it is essentially a premium Mendoza Malbec. A significant amount was fermented in whole bunches before spending 18 months in used French barrels. The complex nose presents notes of plum and blueberry with hints of country herb, jarilla and pennyroyal over a bed of sour cherry and cedar. There is a whiff of lavender perfume. The fine tannins act as a net that shapes rather than structures the volume. It has good energy and elasticity with grip, juicy freshness and a complex layer of fruit appearing at the back of the mouth. The 2019 is an accomplished wine in a year that allowed for nuance and freshness. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, November 2021)
— 9 months ago

Casas del Bosque

Gran Reserva Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Casablanca has good Pinot Noirs that achieve varietal expressions such as this one, with its complex aromas, rose petals, forest herbs, earth and cherry and a hint of animal hide. The entrance is full of flavor and the aftertaste is indulgent. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)
— 2 years ago

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The Cabernet from this producer is very good as well. Cheers!

Cousiño-Macul

Finis Terrae Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Blend Fines Terrae is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 12% Syrah from Maipo, aged in new French oak barrels. Dark garnet red in hue. The attractively complex nose presents notes of ripe blackcurrant, mint, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, cigar box and dried flowers. Voluminous with a refined texture and dry, reactive tannins. The flavors are fruity and well-defined with the thyme that becomes especially clear at the back of the mouth. A lingering, complex red. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, June 2022)
— 2 months ago

Pulenta Estate

X Gran Malbec 2018

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2018 Gran Malbec from Los Árboles, Uco Valley was aged for 12 months in 10% new French barrels. A dense purple in the glass, the nose offers notes of plum, violet, country herbs and sour cherry against a backdrop of sweet spices and other woody aromas. Indulgent initially, it’s juicy and fleshy in the mouth, gaining in freshness and fruity flavor as the channeled flow progresses. Long-lasting with a bold finish, fresh plum aromas linger at the back of the throat. A delicious wine. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, November 2021)
— 9 months ago

Viña Errazuriz

Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.5

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot from Maipo Alto that spent 22 months in French barrels, 80% new and 10% in casks. This was a cold year, making for the ideal ripeness. The delicate, seductive nose combines raspberry with young blackcurrant, herb and mint. Well-balanced, it presents a smooth texture and a powerful flavor juicy on the tongue with just a hint of pyrazine that underlines the smoky finish. A serious wine. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020) — 2 years ago