Central Valley, Chile

Montes

Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

ESF
9.5

Creme de la Creme of South America right here, aristocratic, reminiscent of properly aged, classified growth Left Bank… all the aromas & flavors - seamless, harmonious, generous and at its zenith. Paired w/birthday dinner of roast leg of lamb — 11 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 7 others liked this

Casa Lapostolle

Le Petit Clos Apalta Red Blend 2018

Dark ruby… Complex, structured with herbal notes. Quite abit of tannins but still berry pleasant to drink! 😂 — 12 days ago

Jonathan, Severn and 8 others liked this

Bandurria

Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

A very, very fresh Chilean Cab Sauvignon. Day 2 the funkiness settled down. Cool toned black fruits, gritty texture & overall just a lot of fun, esp for 14$ — 20 days ago

Peter, Severn and 5 others liked this

Clos Apalta

Valle de Apalta Red Blend 2015

Impenetrable in colour - incredibly dark. Noticeably oaky as an initial impression, dusty amongst the red and blue berries but generally contained to begin with. The palate is full bodied with that oak influence - very polished. 46% Carmenere, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon,, 19% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. If tasted blind I would swear this was Cabernet Sauvignon dominant but when you realise that Carmenere has its origins in Bordeaux it makes sense. With more time in the decanter more cassis and blackberry coming through on that rich full bodied and brooding palate. Tannins resolving. Oak not as dominant as initially. James Suckling gave this 100 points and stated that this was South America’s greatest red wine, which is a big call. Interestingly Clos Apalta is owned and the wine is made by the French. — 24 days ago

Jonathan, Joe and 20 others liked this

Concha y Toro

Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère 2020

I’m glad I waited for the 2nd day to review this because it’s much better tonight. — 5 days ago

Tom, Eric and 13 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

It is a good wine for the price. Cheers and enjoy the rest of your weekend!🍷🦋🌿

Viña Caliterra

Pétreo Malbec 2016

A surprising Malbec from Chile.
Nose - typical blueberry vanilla shake, dense, rich, sweet. There’s a hint of cool freshness, a stony minerality but not at the forefront.
The palate is a v. nice surprise.
Quite light, with brilliant juicy freshness. A light & crisp yet present tannic frame, fresh, crunchy blue & red fruit and an energetic flow of juicy acidity. Pure, cool, so fresh.
No plush richness, no jaminess, nothing over cooked. Vibrant, precise, juicy.
After the corked bottle of Gredos Grenache, this proved a delightful match for flanksteak & asparagus.
What a nice surprise!
— 7 days ago

Brent liked this

Viña Ventisquero

Grey [Glacier] Single Block Apalta Vineyard Garnacha Blend 2017

Dark and brooding, yet prickly and bright in acidity and food friendliness. Toasted blackberry, pyrazines and black cherry on the nose. Savory and vegetal on the palate, some underripe red pepper and red berries on the finish. Very interesting! — 17 hours ago

Bowines

Malcriado Valle del Maule Carignan Cabernet Sauvignon

Inspección:
Opaco a translucidez
Brillo: Medio Alto
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Granate con destellos Violeta
Intensidad: Media
Viscosidad: Media Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Corta, con segunda tonalidad Violeta

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media
Frutos Maduros
Amplios Frutos Rojos (Cereza y Fresa)
Flores: Vainilla
Especies: Pimienta, Canela
Suelo Matriz Orgánica
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Confitado, Nuez

Gusto:
Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio
Acidez: Media Baja
Alcohol: Medio Alto
Taninos: Medio
Complejidad: Media
Final: Medio
Equilibrado

Notas: Un blend muy interesante, audaz y finamente integrado. Afrutado, confitado, con mucha clase. Digno de camaradería.
— 11 days ago

Cono Sur

Silencio Valle del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Vintage 2011 | blind served | thought it to be left bank Bordeaux | — 12 days ago

Adam, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Viña Siegel

Special Reserve Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Envelhecido 6 meses em barrica de carvalho francês, guarda um tom rubi profundo com corpo redondo e abundantes frutos pretos, taninos suaves e especiarias que vão se revelando ao longo do final equilibrado. Aroma de groselha, chocolate amargo e sutis notas de eucalipto. — 9 hours ago