Maipo Valley, Central Valley

Morandé

House of Morandé Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, sweet cherries, vanilla, light wood, spices, dirt, vinaigrette, chocolates, coffee, alcohol, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet strawberries, earth, vanilla, light oak, coffee, pencil lead, river rocks, spices and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with tangy cranberries and very soft tannins.

This great 8 year old Bordeaux Blend from Chile is still drinking nicely. Showing nice complexity with a soft and smooth mouthfeel and a tangy ending that makes it interesting.

Was probably better a couple of years ago, but now it is more interesting. Good by itself or with food.

Needs an hour in the decanter to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Carignan, 5% Syrah and 3% Carmenere. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.
— 13 days ago

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Viña Tarapacá

Gran Reserva Valle del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Etiqueta negra - another great Chilean CS. Highly recommend! — 6 days ago

Viña Tarapacá

Reserva Gran Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Excellent Chilean CS, James Suckling 93 points! — 8 days ago

Vistamar

Gran Reserva Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

Medium purple color, with great legs. Nose not very complex with mostly dark fruit and a whiff of vanilla. The palate gets more interesting with a full body and med+ tannins. Notes of stewed cherries, plum, mocha, green pepper. Finish lingers nicely. For sub-20$, good QPR but not a regular in the rotation. — 14 days ago

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@Jeff Savigny Interesting to See Cabernet Shiraz Blend outside of Australia.

Viña Errazuriz

Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

WOW. WOW! 2005 vintage in september 2018.
Words cannot express the feeling!!
— 7 days ago

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Haras de Pirque

Character Syrah 2012

A little tannicky, needs some time to smooth out — 8 days ago

Tres Palacios

Reserve Maipo Valley Carménère 2014

Geez. Where do I start? This wine isn’t for everyone. But for my palate it’s one of the best red wines I’ve ever tried. This vibrantly red carmenere is complex, and surpasses any expectations you may have had. Strong ocean scent. Salty, briny, fresh. — 13 days ago

Dama de Plata

Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Floral nose (rose?). Dark cherry, chocolate, spice/peppery. Velvety, smooth. Complex and rich, yet easy drink. 14%abv. Enjoyed with pan grilled sirloin and balsamic vinaigrette mixed greens. — 12 days ago

Cousiño-Macul

Antiguas Reservas Maipo valley Merlot 2013

Great wine, harmonious with notes of cherry... — 4 days ago

Viña Maipo

Central Valley Carménère 2017

One of my favorites! So soft and juicy.Fruity with cranberries. Great for pastas and pizzas. Easy likable wine. — 4 days ago