Thursday, 5 March 2009

Chile




Chilean wine makes me thinkg of Roberto! Although living in Barcelona , he is so fond of his beautiful country and often recounts his adventures there, skiing in the morning and at the beach in the afternoon.


Ive always been a fan of grabbing a bottle of casillero del diablo, I guess it was my first introduction to Chilean wine and I still really like it.
I have had the tip off on Chilean wines from at least two wine merchants now. John Mitchell from mitchells wine admitted to me that he looks to chilean for his easy everyday wines and then Chris from Penistone wine cellars admitted that Chile is his biggest seller!!
This has spurred me into a bit of an investigation and for a little while, i will be drinking Chile and reporting back!!!


2007 Cono Sur Maiden Flight Riesling Reserva

A clear and light peach yellow colour with a sweet aromatic nose of floral notes, mandarin, sour ornage honey suckle and spicy nut.
On the palate there is a touch of sweetness to the tropical fruit along with a nicely balanced spritz of acidity with an oaked body and a chalky texture
7.99 Penistone Court Wine Cellars
85/100


2007 Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
A pretty ruby red colour with thick legs in the glass at 14.5%
heaps of lovely ripe sweet blackcurrant fruit on the nose with a sweet marzipan chocalate and coffee.
on the palate there is a graceful savoury edge to the generous fruit with a satisfying smooth but chunky texture. A careful aging in oak has really finished this wine!
8.99 Morrisons Supermarket
excellent 86/100!

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