Chile

Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend 2009

*chef's kiss*

For me just shy of an immaculate wine.
Immediately upon opening got a super prominent whiff of stewed vegetal / green peppers aroma. Blew off a bit over time. Flinty and graphite mineral and relatively muted fruit aromas.

Beautiful cherry/cassis/blackberry fruit. Medium body. Relaxed tannins. Lower acidity than I expected. But the finish. Elevated and never ending. One of those wines you never feel compelled to take the next sip, in a good way...you never lose the taste of your last drink.

Second almaviva we've had. Loved them both, very different from the '98.
— 21 days ago

Linh TongLarry Pelham
with Linh and Larry
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Santa Ema

Reserva Select Terroir Unoaked Chardonnay

Very easy drinking, great on a nice summer night. Had with a pot roast, fantastic finish! — 24 days ago

De Martino

Reserva 347 Vineyards Syrah

Выпито 05.056.21 в гостях у Крепчуков после теннисного матча. Не брал руку ракетку в руку лет 5! Но не опозорился, хоть и проиграл. Буду к ним подъезжать почаще. Что касается вина , то после первой выпитой бутылки - шираза от П. Лимана «8 songs», этот особого впечатления не произвёл .Очень спокойный рабочий шираз резерва 2012 года. — 15 days ago

Echeverria

Propuesta Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of stone fruit, red plum, roasted red pepper, cedar; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins that feel like peach skin, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; very bright and fresh with new oak flavors, well crafted — 6 days ago

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Cacique Maravilla

Vino Naranja Moscatel de Alejandría

Amazing example of orange wine — 11 days ago

Cacique Maravilla

Pipeño País

Little effervescent. Unfiltered. Drink slightly chilled. — 2 days ago

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Cacique Maravilla

Vino Naranja Corinto Nero Moscatel

A perfect wine. Bright. Unusual. Crisp. Slight fizz. A taste of its own. — 10 days ago

Francisco Baettig

Los Parientes Traiguén Chardonnay 2019

Första årgången för detta vin från två av Chiles främsta vinmakare. Rund fin textur, rena smaker och avvägd élevage. Sval karaktär. Kanske inte direkt så vulkanisk som den marknadsförs. — 22 days ago

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Pedro Parra y Familia

Imaginador Itata Cinsault 2017

From one of the leading lights of the Chilean counter movement of wine, Pedro Parra, a doctor of terroir, soil and a very talented and well respected winemaker. 
The Imaginador Cinsault is sourced from granitic soils in the region of Itata, dry farmed of course. Partially whole clusters, light extraction and matured in a mix of old oak and concrete for 12 months.
It is definetely not a shy wine, near provacative in its profile yet with respect and the fundamentals intact. Ripe but fresh strawberries, bramble, red currants with a very prominent savouriness of crushed stones, black pepper and an almost overwhelmingly smoked meatiness. Palate is light and fresh, directed by its acidity, a slight, smooth grip from the tannins, good fruit intensity but falls a wee short on the final. Quenchanble but serious and a fun drinker.
— 8 days ago

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