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Cabernet Sauvignon

$19.95 – Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

What you can Expect: A typical Chilean Cab Sav blend.  Wonderful aroma, red fruits, soft with a full body texture and just a little bit of a spicy finish.  It is 15% Syrah, with 85% Cabernet.  Drink date: 2018-2021. Score – 90+. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Oct....

$19.95 – Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What the Experts say: The same grower has supplied this varietal Cabernet since the beginning and deserves a round of applause. The vineyard is at 600 metres in the Alto Maipo and it shows in the freshness and precision of the wine. Subtle wooded, with well-toned...

Carmenere

$19.95 – Primus Carmenere 2017

What the Experts say: This wine will be silky and intense with bright red fruit, pepper spice and finely framed herbal tones. Pair it with lamb or a grilled pinto-bean burger with crushed dried shiitake mushrooms. What do I think:  Medium to full bodied and refreshing...

$19.95 – Arboleda Carmenère 2017

What the Experts say: This is how Chilean carmenere should be. Unashamedly herbal with its dark pepper and blackberry-leaf undertones, but ripe at the same time, sporting black-olive and brambleberry character. Shows real structure and concentration on the palate,...

$17.75 – Tarapacá 2015 Gran Reserva Carmenère

Distinctive and eye-opening blueberry, plum, fresh coffee bean and roasted red pepper with light leather and herbs lead to a very savoury mid-palate of cherry, plum, red pepper in this full-bodied Carmenère. A bit stemmy on the finish, but overall a memorable wine.

$19.95 – Marques Casa Concha – 2014 Carmenere

I have had a number of Carmenere’s in the past year and have to admit that I am becoming fonder with every one.  A very solid red, full of aroma and flavours that blend together and not one that overpowers.  I served this with a spicy Cesar salad and Bolognese...

Merlot

$14.95 – Las Mulas 2016 Merlot Reserva

Earthy with black cherry, raspberry and a touch of smoky eucalyptus are the resulting characteristics of an abnormally cool, wet 2016 growing season in Central Chile. While this perennial value wine (it doesn’t hurt that it’s organically grown either) might be a...

Others

Tarapaca Organic Gran Reserva 2018: $17.95

What can you Expect: Wow what a bottle to wrap your hands around!  As deep a butt as you will find!  Another beautiful blend 31% syrah, 29% cabernet franc, 25% carménère, and 15% cabernet sauvignon, all from organic vineyards at the Fundo Tarapacá estate in Isla de...

$19.95 – Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

What you can Expect: A typical Chilean Cab Sav blend.  Wonderful aroma, red fruits, soft with a full body texture and just a little bit of a spicy finish.  It is 15% Syrah, with 85% Cabernet.  Drink date: 2018-2021. Score – 90+. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Oct....