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Amaral Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Leyda, Chile

This wine has something for everybody, without being compromising and boring.  The 2010 Amaral Sauvignon Blanc pours a little pale, and smells of a wonderful fruit – and what I really liked in that fruit basket was a hint of Calvados, the French apple brandy wafting upwards and onwards. Tart and crisp came the fruit tastes, melon, grapefruit and even some of the Thai food staple, lemongrass.  As you work the wine around some minerality shows through.  This is a great bottle to try if you Read more [...]

Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva Chardonnay 2007, Valle Casablanca, Chile

The Trio range of wines from Chilean Giant Concha Y Toro, mixes affordability plus a hybrid of blended and varietal based bottles. For example the Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva 2007 Chardonnay makes prominent mention of the 15% Pinot Grigio and 15% Pinot Blanc juices making the gene pool a little bit deeper. And let's face it, the single varietal gene pool is getting a little shallow isn't it? The result is a wine that has three clear phases, the start with some minerality, the big Chard middle a Read more [...]

Amayna Pinot Noir 2008, Valle Leyda: Focus On Chile

I have to say I love the idea of a high alcohol Pinot Noir. Of course moderation is important, but when you see 14% alcohol on the label, you have to get primed for a ripe gulp of the red nectar. The Amayna Pinot noir does not disappoint. Ripe fruit, complex structure consisting the essence of that fruit coat your tongue without being obstructed by any obnoxious smoked barrel nuisance. You can look at this as a slight discovery wine, not that I accusing Amayna of being a small producer, but not Read more [...]
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