Elqui Valley, Coquimbo

Viña Falernia

Gran Reserva Valle de Elqui Carménère 2020

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of red floral, dark fruit, earth, spice.
Dry. Flavors of cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cinnamon, licorice, floral, hint of herbal on the finish. Medium-rich, velvety tannins. Wow!

Intensity: 5/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— 24 days ago

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Roca Madre Malbec 2018

100% Malbec grown at an altitude of 1600 meters in volcanic soil. This is not your average run of the mill South American Malbec. This Chilean wine is richly blueish red in color that streaks the glass with its viscous 14.5 ABV, medium plus body.

The nose is floral, herbal, and spicy. On the palate the pepper leads, accompanied by fresh red fruit, wood and nuts. The tannins are smooth and the finish is long.

This wine is stellar and it is not done improving, as the oak notes will develop into tertiary flavors. I have more that I will save and comment on later. Vive Chile!!!

93+ points
— a year ago

Vin, Eric and 2 others liked this

Viña Falernia

Falernia Reserva Pedriscal Vineyard Carménère

Luis B

Frutal, suave, profundo en boca, 2018, abierto en 2023. Excelente! — 3 months ago

Colectivo Mutante

PX #1 Pedro Ximenez 2021

Interesting. Enjoyed. Need to give it another shot. — 7 months ago

De Martino

Reserva Legado Choapa Valley Syrah 2016

Flavour ia full of black currant, wildberries, cherry with delūcate notes of oak. Taste a little bit sweety. Medium body. — 3 years ago


Payen Limarí Valley Syrah 2010


Saving the best for last from our friend’s personal collection this 💯 % balanced Chilean Syrah exceeds expectations. Big, smooth loaded with black and blueberries, tastes of burnt wooden matches, hints of vanilla, exotic spices finishes with wonderfully long and layered lingering legs. — 4 years ago

Peter, Mike and 23 others liked this


@Mike R Mike Cheers 🍷
Maciej Kurka

Maciej Kurka

Long legs :-)


@paul arnaudo paul this is really a wonderful Red from Chile. I only wish that we could get more. Cheers

Elqui Wines

Elqui Valley Carménère Blend 2017

Medium ruby color; black cherries, plums, and black pepper on the nose; high acidity; medium tannins; tastes like tart cherries, slate, and a hint of chocolate with a long finish. After a good decant, it smells like oak and cherries and tastes about the same. Nellie doesn't like it. It's too smoky for her. I like it, but there is something a little bitter in the after taste in not a fan of. With more time in the glass it really improved. I'm increasing the score i gave it. — 6 months ago

Nellie Bauman
with Nellie


Talinay Calcáreo Costero Valle de Limari Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Strong citrus. Citrus and grassy herbal notes. Intense minerals. I find it very hard to judge these young Sauvignon Blanc de garde. It’s clear how much is there but the wine is not yielding much pleasure at the moment. — 2 years ago

Severn, Aravind and 15 others liked this

Concha y Toro

Marqués de Casa Concha Pinot Noir 2018

Bright and sweet red fuits. Nice acidity. Pleasant and long aftertaste. — 4 years ago

Paulo, Anthony and 4 others liked this