Fruity and floral on the nose, with plenty of sweet spice notes, balsam wood and depth. The palate on this five-grape, Syrah-led blend is full, with slightly edgy acidity that should allow it to age well. Shows core cassis, berry and plum flavors in front of a bullish finish with chocolate and vanilla.
Light green aromas of melon and lime are nice, while the palate is solid and full of lime and pithy grapefruit flavors. Like many Chilean SBs, this is salinic, citrusy and pithy, but also round as well as clean. Drink right away.
Concentrated on the nose, with wild berry and cassis aromas. Feels fresh and grippy due to firm tannins, with snappy red berry, plum and mild oak flavors. Not all that complex and showing little more than bright, pleasant fruit flavors and firmness.
Fairly earthy and a little bit herbal on the nose, with aromas of tomatillo, oregano and light fruit that almost amount to a nice salsa fresca. The body is a little big and flat, but there’s also generous fruit, size and finish. Richer than many Merlots in this price class, but with peppery, herb notes throughout.
Dark in color, with aromas of raisin, cassis, cough medicine and baked plum. More of a sweet, stocky style of Cab than your average linear, textbook version; but the blackberry and plum flavors, while chunky, are warm and well assembled. Richer than your average value-priced Cab, so drink now.
Spicy on the nose, with dry, woody aromas and berry notes. The wine has a full, soft body and deep, basic flavors of black plum, baked berry and spice. Things darken on the finish, leaving chocolate and grapey thickness.
Smells dark and compact, with black-fruit aromas, floral notes and a minor herbal influence. Feels mild and lean, with soft tannins and dry flavors of berry fruit and barrel spice. Short and not overly flavorful on the finish.
Light and generally clean smelling, with standard green apple, melon and lime aromas. Feels a touch flat and pithy for Casablanca, with generic citrus and mild bitterness for flavors. Pithy and just juicy enough on the finish.