Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend 2009

After last weekends 2014 success I discovered the 2009 lurking in a local liquor store. Firstly there was a cork emergency as it broke while trying to remove. I have read other reviews mentioning this for the 2009 so beware. No drama, the wine is fine but it might make me think twice about buying any more to lay down. First thirty minutes out of the bottle is no go, disjointed and harsh flavours. After an hour in the decanter the wine comes to life, visually some browning around the edges and great aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, earth and oak. Nose develops lavender, green pepper and chocolate as time goes on. Palate is rounded, with a complex blend of all of the above plus lead pencil (I never understood that one until today), tar and cherry. Great, fragrant finish. Real quality, two vintages on two Saturdays ‘14 slightly better than the ‘09 in my opinion but both really good. I see that the ‘15 is available now; next weekend? — 20 days ago

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Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

This wine was such a pleasant surprise - we won it at a holiday party raffle, so we had no idea what to expect. We were all blown away by layers of deep, rich blue fruits combined with chocolate, leather, a touch of graphite and a hint of oak. Despite the rich fruits, it managed to deliver bright acidity and complexity that paired well with a rib eye. I'll definitely seek out more of this wine. — 21 days ago

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Kingston Family Vineyards

Bayo Oscuro Syrah 2008

WTF of the Syrah night, a $28 Chilean Syrah that was punching with Ali. Another Oz-alike (but was that just confirmatory bias), Rick and pure bramble fruit, high extraction, long and slightly alcoholic finish. Really well done. — 6 days ago

Mark NawackiJoe
with Mark and Joe
Phil, Kimberly and 9 others liked this

Viña Zaranda

Secano Interior Pais 2012

Dusty dusty nose - aged hazelnuts.

Light bodied, with a touch of mushroom, tart berry, cran, pom, pom-cran, lemon grass acidity. This is a wild, ever changing wine, every time I taste it.
Last bottle, will have to go back to Chile, and get some more..
— 2 days ago

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Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker

Pais is the grape I would really like to try. Nice tasting notes, sounds like the style I tend to enjoy more and more recently.


A great review. I like the monkey prop. 🐒

Cacique Maravilla

Pipeño País 2017

Delicious! Beautiful tannins and great price,! — 2 days ago

Terra Andina

Scandalous Carmenere 2017

Heerlijk vol en rond, cassis tonen, laag in tannines — 12 days ago


Founder's Collection Carménère

MZ drank the 2014 vintage on June 18, 2018 at Bocanáriz in Santiago, Chile. All Carmenere is drinkable and delicious, but this one is impressive enough to bring to a dinner party. — 4 days ago

Viña Santico

Chile Chardonnay

Drank this watching On the Night Garden... It was a big help.

A lovely Chardonnay, crisp and peppery says my Mum... I agree!
— 4 days ago

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with nick

Camino del Angel

Malbec 2017


Joffrey deserved to die
— 6 days ago

La Arauca

Sauvignon Blanc

Fruity notes in the front, acid and clean on the back. A perfectly balanced sauv blanc, just the way it should be. — 19 days ago