Maule Valley, Central Valley

Las Veletas

Valle del Maule Petite Verdot Cabernet Franc 2014

Chilean Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc blend. One of the noticeable aspects is the smell of dark stewed plums and campfire smokiness. The other is the dark burgundy colour that is almost black. The wine has an amalgamation of flavours that hits you right off the first sip. Plums, black cherry, dark chocolate, espresso that are very well balanced together. This is followed by a very mild peppery spice, velvet and chewy leathery tannins that linger long after. Excellently structured. If you find it, buy it. — 11 days ago

P, Hugh and 9 others liked this

Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Le Dix de Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Les Dix is a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Carmenere and Syrah, produced by the infamous Lafite Rothschild. It’s rich and complex with 3 distinct phases. At first, dark plums, cherries and blueberries appear. This is followed by slight hints of raspberry. The second phase that integrates well with the first, begins with peppers and tobacco notes at the tip of the tongue. Thirdly, the peppers, tobacco, nutmeg and cloves expand, covering the whole mouth. This is followed by hints of soft wood and medium chewy tannins. It’s an expertly crafted wine, showing off the Cabernet at the beginning, followed by Syrah at the end and with herbaceous notes of the Carmenere throughout. — 16 days ago

Trixie, Bill and 9 others liked this

Maturana Wines

Naranjo Torontel

Surprisely complex with good finish and smokey flavor. Not sure if fires got to it this year but would drink again. — 23 days ago

Baptiste Cuvelier

Cuvée del Maule Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Fantastic Bordeaux blend. This natural wine is brighter than most. The wine is in a nice spot from a balance perspective. — 11 days ago

Ted, Kyle and 1 other liked this

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of dark purple, ruby, and a bit brown note on the rim. Nose of dark fruits, tobacco leaves, spice, and indeed some strawberry. Taste is sweet! Zest, cherry, , spice, marginal tannins come next. Quite milky. Aftertaste is also a bit spicy, tobacco leaves, and just a bit too watery. Too sweet for me but may be a good one in the party. — 5 days ago

Dawn, David and 2 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Frank Kuo Cheers! I have always enjoyed this wine! 🍷

Viña González Bastias

País en Tinaja 2015

Crisp and fruity. Easy to drink alone or with food. — 2 days ago

Santa Rita

Secret Reserve Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Howard
9.0

Huge surprise. Killer value. Red fruit, black currant, mild pyrazines, medium/full tannins, cinnamon, sandalwood. — 5 days ago

Ron, Ted and 6 others liked this

Louis-Antoine Luyt

Cuvée Benoit/Nature Guarilihue Gorda Blanca 2017

Funky, smoky, umami, awesome. Food wine. — 21 days ago