Price: around $15 Color: Deep red-violet Nose: Cherries, plums, menthol Taste: Buttery and dense. Noticeable but pleasant tannins. The finish could have been smoother. Summary: This wine had a distinct earthy feel to it. Almost “rooty”, if that conveys it better. A distinct masculine wine fit to accompany a hearty meat dish. Purchased at Costco.
SUBMITTED BY: Jason P., Connecticut, USA Last week’s 92 degrees got me thinking about some new summer wines. What would be a nice light-bodied, crisp, refreshing white wine that could be enjoyed as an aperitif on the patio or served with dinner? I have had other wines by the Chilean Vina Los Vascos-Peralillo winery, but never [...]
This has been an extremely hectic week with me moving over Chilean-Wine.com over to WordPress. Wow…what a learning experience…hair pulling, nail biting, eye rubbing, experience. Its not going to be perfect but it is going to get better. Please let me know what you think of the new look so far. I’m actually not really focused [...]
Chilean-Wine.Com Review of Viña Agustinos Gran Reserva 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Price: Around $23 Color: Deep ruby red Nose: Peppery, plums and menthol Taste: Full bodied in mouth, this wine is tasty and rich. Juicy and balanced. Tannins are soft. Summary: I picked up this wine in Concepcion for 12,000 Chilean pesos, about $23 USD. I had heard that it was [...]
Agustinos Gran Reserva 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: Around $12 Color: Pale yellow Nose: Tropical fruit and herbs Taste: Good fruit flavor and with nice mineral notes. Balanced with a smooth finish. Summary: I had the pleasure of enjoying this wine with a couple of friends on my recent trip to Chile. We enjoyed it (strike that) I mean we devoured it, along with a delicious [...]
Castillo de Molina 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
I know what you’re thinking…If all Chilean wine came in a box, they would have lost less of it during the earthquake. But alass, there is plenty of Chilean wine available in box containers within Chile. Put aside your preconceived notions, there is some pretty tasty wine in them boxes. I know, I’ve tried plenty of it. [...]
Chilean Wine In a Box
Price: around $6 Color: Deep red Nose: Berries and spice Taste: Smooth, peppery and young. Feels tight and lacking fruit. Summary: This may have needed a bit more time to breathe, but hey I was thirsty and it sat for half an hour. More time in oak would have yielded better results. Pass on it.
Cousino Macul Don Luis 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: around $4 Color: Pale yellow Nose: Citrus and tropical fruit Taste: Thin and refreshing. Light and airy. Juicy in mouth with a very nice sweetness that is very well balanced with the acidity in the wine. Nice mineral tones. Summary: This is a really beautiful wine that is a great accompanyment to seafood, particularly seafood empanadas, which I [...]
San Pedro Exportacion 2009 Moscatel Sauvignon Blanc
Greetings I was a few days away from finishing up two weeks of wine tasting in Chile and spending a couple of days in Concepcion with family, when my bed starting moving around the room at around 3:30 AM. I had a difficult time getting out of the bed as it was moving all around. I got [...]