Looking for a juggernaut red that cries out for steak? Give this lush, stylish, nearly flawless Carmenère a shot and you won’t be disappointed. The nose opens with toast, mineral, herbs, olive and berry fruit, and the palate is more of the same. In terms of feel, it’s smooth and elegant, yet ripe and forceful. Finishes crusty and long. A winner from a winery that…
Toasty, floral, big and full, with dark-cherry aromas, herbal notes and a touch of astingency. The palate is bold and firm, while the flavors of black cherry, black currant, cocoa and tea are likable and bring only a moderate amount of herbal character. Finishes smooth, rich and chocolaty.
A very pleasant, well-made SB with green melon, green apple, bell pepper and minerality on the bouquet. This wine captures the essence of Casablanca via citrus, apple, grass and minerally flavors that dance on a crisp bed of fine acidity. Long and uncompromised on the finish.
Aromas of pepper, fine herbs and ripe berries form a classic Carmenère nose. This is a juicy, fresh style of the variety with nice feel and smoothness, pure berry and plum flavors, and a clean, lightly herbal finish. Delivers a true taste of the grape with no green or funk.
Ripe, concentrated and bullish from the start, this has a roasted berry aroma that leads to a saturated, tannic palate. The flavors on this full-bodied Cabernet run from toasted and crusty to blackberry-like and minerally. Toastiness and a sense of darkness remain on the finish.
Stout on the nose, big in color and lively as they come. After early aromas of wet cement and moss give way to bold fruit, the wine unfolds to display flavors of cassis, cherry and plum. There’s clarity and purpose here, with full-bore tannins and rock-solid structure. Maybe not the most complex wine you’ll ever try, but definitely a good example of Chilean Cabernet.
The basic cuvée from Misiones may be the best value of its wines because it is deep and earthy, with only the slightest herbal character. The palate has dark, meaty fruit flavors but also good balance. Not overly complex, but the blackberry and herbal plum notes are on the money.
Round, ripe and pure, with olive, blackberry and a dusting of herbs. For the money this is a satisfying Cabernet with a firm but solid mouthfeel and flavors of cola, berry syrup and cassis. Creamy and semisweet on the finish, but not cloying or candied. Well made and a good value.