Earthy and leathery initially, but airing reveals dark plum and violet-like aromas. The palate is sturdy and healthy, with nice acidity and tannins propelling ripe berry and cassis. The finish is fudgy and round, with vanilla shadings. Shows only the slightest hint of green tobacco at its core.
Well oaked and smoky, with aromas of coffee, mocha, black olive and roasted fruits. The palate is lively and ripe, with pointed tannins and red-fruit flavors with black edges and olive. A compact, solid mix of Cabernet, Carmenère and Syrah.
The nose displays some tree bark and sawmill, but underneath there’s savory spice alongside black fruit. The palate is ripe and deep, with berry essence and clove. Dark chocolate carries the finish, which is firmly tannic but not overly hard.
Shows a prickly side that’s true to the variety. Smells and tastes slightly salinic, but also shows good verve and mouthfeel. This is a lively style of SB with citrus and green-apple flavors. It finishes with edgy gooseberry and seems committed to the crisp, lean style (even from warmer Maule Valley).
Honest, citrusy aromas are simple and nice, while the palate is spritzy, zesty and tastes mildly sweet but also correct with mango, lime, apple and orange flavors. Clean, fun and leaning toward sweet. A good value white to drink immediately.
A bit jumbled and certainly it goes heavy on the oak. But as things settle you’ll find buttery vanilla notes accenting relatively solid berry fruit. The end result is pretty good. Give it some air.
Rusty in color for a young wine, with mulchy, faded berry fruit aromas. It has life on the palate, which tastes earthy, peppery and a little bit burnt. A dry, spicy wine with cherry flavors interspersed.
Neutral on the nose except for a smidgen of lychee and citrus. The palate is standard and generic, with bland peach, melon and pithy flavors. Finishes light and peachy, with weight and fading acidity.