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Aresti 2007 Family Collection Red (Curicó Valley)
This wine has traveled miles in the right direction compared to its early incarnations. It’s piercing and potent up front, with cigar box, mocha, toast and coffee aromas in addition to fine flavors of tobacco, cassis, vanilla and lightly baked berry and cassis. Finishes wavy and long; 50% Syrah along with Merlot…
Aresti 1999 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Rio Claro)
This handsomely built Cabernet from a subappellation of Curicó has a winning nose of black currants, spices and chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich, almost lush, with cassis, licorice and dark-chocolate flavors. Finishes long and smooth, and offers very good balance along with a lot of flavor and texture. Best Buy.
Aresti 1999 Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (Curicó Valley)
Grabby and lean, with a strong herbal element to the mild plum flavors. Finishes sticky and woody, with leftover oak. Already past its prime.
Aresti 2008 Trisquel Syrah (Maipo Valley)
Black cherry and cassis aromas are sweet and ripe. The palate is lively and shows zippy acids along with roasted berry flavors that are juicy due to the fresh acidity. Darkens up on the finish, showing coffee, chocolate and good length. Uncomplicated, fruity Syrah.
Aresti 2008 Equilibrio Made With Organically Grown Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley)
There’s plenty of black fruit and power on the nose. The palate matches that aromatic intensity by showing tannic grab and body along with deep cherry, cassis and tobacco flavors. Finishes earthy and leathery, but with enough berry fruit and richness.
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Aresti 1999 Montemar Cabernet Sauvignon (Curicó Valley)
Round on the palate, with a nose of violets and black cherry, this wine offers full blackberry flavors and a good body. Ends bigger than expected, closing with medium to full tannins. An easy to understand and very likable wine. Best Buy.
Aresti 1999 Reserva Merlot (Rio Claro)
Well-defined aromas of plum and black cherry with a nice cool menthol note mark this wine. Shows very good Merlot typicity, with plum and cocoa flavors buttressed by spicy oak. Displays a very attractive plump and chewy -- almost plush--mouthfeel and a smooth finish of good length. Best Buy.
Aresti 1999 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Rio Claro)
Aromas of lime, vanilla and lavender open this rather creamy offering. The flavors are mild, with melon, soft citrus, and a smoky quality. Medium-weight, with a supple, full mouthfeel and a dry, slightly spicy and nutty finish.