Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley

Viña Maquis

Colchagua Valley Cabernet Franc

Smells like an old cellar in a Dusty cave..

Roasted plum, tobacco, cigar box, pure cherry juice, thick, rich, heavy bodied.
Acidified flint finish with a lingering blueberry hue. Worth schlepping back from Vinos del mundo, in the Gran Torre, Santiago Chile.

Opened for the usual couple of hours and needed. Waited one month after travel before opening.
Worth the wait. Yum! South America.
— 7 hours ago

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Viu Manent

Rayuela Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasty, fruity, crisp green grape, lemon and pear. Great with Sushi!

— 9 hours ago

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Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

👻🎃🧙‍♀️🕷 Happy Halloween 🕷🧙‍♀️🎃👻

Having loved the 2011 VIK (reviewed here I was keen to try this £50 bottle made of grapes that didn’t make it to the VIK main wine ... oh & yes the bottle art was quite appealing to so I thought a good one to pop on Halloween 😁 La Piu Belle the goddess of Millahue 🇨🇱

📍 Vik La Piu Belle 2011 😈

🏵 A spooktacular 👻 93 points

🍇 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Carmenère, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 1% Syrah & no vampire blood 🧛‍♂️

🍷 Opaque blackened bloody spooky ruby

👃 Smoked oaky fog across a graveyard of murdered blackcurrant & blackberry w/ cracked mineral gravestone, herby evil weeds, erry cocoa dust & a raisin port twang for the ferryman

👄 Med body of creamy blackcurrant vampire blood w/ cocoa, red tortured cherry, squished raspberry, raisin the dead & mineral tomb stone 💀

🎯 Long nightmare of lingering blackcurrant in deadly chocolate w/ a dry 6ft underground mineral stabbing

👍 Thanks @slurpleamington for supplying this lovely bottle 👻 Boo!
— 17 days ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@Jonathan Wall thanks 😊 have a great one 👻🕷🧙‍♀️🎃💀🍷👍
Julia Geisler

Julia Geisler

Great review (happy about the lack of vampire blood), happy Halloween!
Sharon B

Sharon B

Happy Halloween!! 💀🎃👻

Beso Negro Wines

El Libertino Petit Verdot - Petite Sirah Blend 2014

These wines are from the Colchagua Valley in Chile, made by a Kiwi who cooked up an operation somehow involved with a Malaysian princess. I couldn't confirm, but these were made in a cement egg, with no oak. I had more of the El Libertine which was very floral with dark berries. Easy drinking full bodied wine. Very small production, so couldn't get my hands in a full bottle.
I googled "beso negro" and it has an interesting slang in Spanish. You were warned!
— 22 days ago

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@AgeyFixey Interesting history. Always open to something new Cheers 🍷


Lote "d" Marchigue Syrah 2015

Visual : clean. Intense ruby color
Nosing : clean, med to intense ruby color
Aroma : obv dark fruit. Blackcurrant , plum.
Palate : dry, med to high acidity. Good tannin. High alcohol. Fruity on palate, spicies.
Finishing : short finishing.
— 15 days ago

Matetic Vineyards

Corralillo Colchagua Valley Carménère 2015

When in Chile, you drink Chilean wine. This one is fantastic! — 15 days ago


Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot

Medium+ intensity in the nose. Bell pepper, raspberry, toast, vanilla, tobacco. Medium+ acidity, medium body and tannin. Lovely. — 8 hours ago

Viña Siegel

Reserva 1234 Red Wine 2016

Really good, black raspberry and dark cherry flavors with a lingering cooking spices too. Maybe a little leather or earth. Lovely. — 8 days ago

Las Runas

Reserva Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

* Carménère 2015, balanced, complex, delicious. — 13 hours ago


Primus Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Give this one some time to open up. Came alive after 90 minutes. — 24 days ago