Category Archives: Chile

2015 Root 1 Sauv blanc

Every now and then I grab a wine from the general list on flyer. No research … This is one of those. It caught my eye. Chile is one of the rare regions not affected by phyloxera a pest that … Continue reading

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2014 Montes Alpha cab sauv

I previously tasted the 2013 of this wine and enjoyed it at the Chilean wine show so I bought this one. Dark in color with an odd, almost woody nose. On the mid palate there are some noticeable mint notes, … Continue reading

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2013 Montes Alpha Cab Sauv (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice soft red cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, acidity and some … Continue reading

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Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2015 mini review

Pale in color with a nice crisp citrus nose. On mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich pink grapefruit and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and tartness. It’s nice and crisp … Continue reading

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Chilcas 2013 chard mini review

Golden in color with a nice varietal nose of apple/pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal chard fruit, apple and pear to match the nose along with some nice vanilla notes. This is a nicely oaked, … Continue reading

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Ritual 2015 Pinot noir mini review

Garnet in color with a nice varietal nose displays soft red berries and rustic notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice varietal notes to match the nose, soft red berries, raspberries and some nice rustic notes. On … Continue reading

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2016 Montes Outer Limit mini review

Pale in color with a nice grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays grassy notes to match the nose along with some nice acidity. On the medium length finish the citrus notes linger nicey displaying some nice mouth … Continue reading

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2015 El Diablo Sauv Blanc

Pale in color with a mild grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice grassy and citrus flavors coming through. On the medium length finish the citrus lives on nicely in the mouth along … Continue reading

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Toro de Piedra Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I’ve had a number of very good Chilean cabs lately. This one is dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some ripe juicy red cherries along with some subtle green herbaceous notes. On … Continue reading

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2013 Errazuriz Estate Chardonnay

Pale in color with a mild nose of pear/apple. On the mid palate this wine displays pear/apple to match the nose. This is definitely more of a fruit forward Chard. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild … Continue reading

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Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Pale in color with a nice smooth green grassy nose along with some citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice smooth citrus notes, some pink grapefruit along with some grassy under tones. On … Continue reading

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Chilcas Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice nice red cherries to match the nose along with cassis and some nice oak. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Carmen 2011 Gran Reserva Cab Sauv mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine festival. Dark in color with a mild nose of lovely red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays red cherries to match the nose. A nice varietal cab sauv. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Errázuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival and decided to do a more thorough review so bought a bottle. Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with some nice fruit and vanilla coming through. On the … Continue reading

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2013 Emiliana Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Summer is over, and for us Canadians the cold hard truth of winter is settling in. Thankfully 2014 is coming to a much softer and gentler end than 2013 did. Despite mother nature taking her usual turn for the worst, … Continue reading

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2013 Calcu Sauv blanc mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine festival. Pale in color with a lovely varietal sauv blanc nose displaying some milder citrus and lemon notes. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely citrus notes to match the nose. This … Continue reading

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2011 Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark in color with a mild nose of dark cherries. On the mid pallet the wine has some lovely black cherries backed by some smooth tannins, some nice dryness, some acidity and some green notes. The wine is medium in … Continue reading

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2012 In Situ Reserva Cab Sauv mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine event. Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some very nice red cherries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and complexity. For … Continue reading

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Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012

Garnet in color with lovely ristic varietal pinot noir nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely soft red berries, strawberries and the like to match the nose. The wine is medium in length with some lovely rustic notes … Continue reading

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2012 Edicion Limitada Sangiovese mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine event. This one caught my attention in that Sangiovese is an Italian grape and I’ve never seen it in Chile before. Lovely dried red berry nose smack on varietal for a Sangiovese. In the … Continue reading

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2014 Puerto Viejo Sauv Blanc mini review

I tasted this one at the recent Chilean Wine event at the ROM and it is one of the wines that stood out. Pale in color with a lovely bold nose with lots of grassy and some citrus notes coming … Continue reading

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Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely firm tannins and some nice … Continue reading

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2013 ERRAZURIZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

I love Sauv Blancs. They are super food friendly! In the past there were a number of inexpensive Chilean Sauv blancs but over time they have been removed from the LCBO. This one remains. It’s clear based on the bottle … Continue reading

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2011 Chilcas single vineyard Pinot Noir mini review

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival and it caught my attention as one of the stars of the event. Garnet in color with a lovely varietal pinot nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely … Continue reading

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2010 Morande Gran Reserva Pinot Noir mini review

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival. The Chilean’s really love there Reserva and Gran Reserva terms. Now if only they were legislated to mean something universally 🙂 I have to admit, I had not tasted a lot … Continue reading

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