Chile Trip

Chile

Tasted October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018 by EFrohmader with 70 views

Introduction

Notes on some of the wines we had on our trip to Chile, especially from when we were visiting the wine regions.

Flight 1 - Lunch at Café Turri (1 note)

Red
2016 Casa Silva Syrah Cool Coast Paredones Estate Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
92 points
Lavender, charcuterie, black cherry, white pepper, olive brine. Medium body. Medium-plus acidity. Medium-long finish.

Flight 2 - Lunch at Restaurant Equilibrio (2 notes)

White
2015 Matetic Vineyards Chardonnay EQ Chile, San Antonio Valley
91 points
Lemon, green apple, white flowers, saline, creme brulee, vanilla. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish.
Red
2014 Matetic Vineyards Syrah EQ Chile, San Antonio Valley
91 points
Black raspberry, black cherry, saline, black pepper, lavender. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish.

Flight 3 - Wine Tasting at Montes (4 notes)

White
2017 Montes Sauvignon Blanc Limited Selection Chile, San Antonio Valley, Leyda Valley
90 points
Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine. Medium body & acidity.
Red
2016 Montes Pinot Noir Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Chile, Aconcagua Valley
91 points
Strawberry, raspberry, earthy, vanilla. Medium body & acidity. Medium-plus finish.
Red
2015 Montes Syrah Alpha Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
91 points
Fruity - Blackberry, cassis, leather, black pepper. Medium-full body. Medium-plus, dusty tannins. Medium-long finish.
Red
2015 Montes Purple Angel Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
93 points
Blackberry, black cherry, black pepper. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-long finish.

Flight 4 - Lunch & Wine Tasting at Viu Manent (6 notes)

First two wines were with lunch, and the last four were from the tasting.

Red
2015 Viu Manent Malbec Single Vineyard San Carlos Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
90 points
Blackberry, plum, black cherry, black pepper, leather, tar. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & velvety tannins. Medium-plus finish.
Red
2015 Viu Manent Syrah Single Vineyard El Olivar Alto Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
91 points
Blackberry, blueberry, violet, black pepper, saline. Medium-full body. Medium-plus acidity & tannins.
Red
2016 Viu Manent Malbec Single Vineyard San Carlos Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
90 points
Black cherry, plum, clove, leather. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. This was the smoothest from the tasting flight.
Red
2015 Viu Manent Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard La Capilla Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
92 points
Raspberry, leather, spice, tobacco. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus tannins.
Red
2015 Viu Manent Carménère El Incidente Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
92 points
Raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, clove, spice. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish.
Red
2013 Viu Manent Viu 1 Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
92 points
Blackberry, black cherry, leather, clove, spice. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannin.

Flight 5 - Wine Tasting at Lapostole-Clos Apalta (3 notes)

White
2016 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc Grand Selection Chile, Rapel Valley
87 points
Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apple, pear. Medium body & acidity. Medium-short finish
Red
2014 Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
91 points
Plum, dark cherry, dark chocolate. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish.
Red
2013 Lapostolle Clos Apalta Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
92 points
Blackberry, cassis, clove, spice. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish.

Closing

Really enjoyed our trip to Chile. The mid/upper-priced wines ($15-30) offer great value but I couldn't discern a huge difference in their super premium wines to justify the huge price difference (3-6x the cost). Still, I was able to find a few bottles of the Purple Angel at our local Costco when we returned home, so we'll revisit it in the coming years.

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