At $16.95 this wine is a steal. How long can Chilean red wine competitors stand in the face of such reasonable prices for full bodied red wine? The wine has spent 18 months in French oak foudres. Aroma: Freshly picked raspberries and raspberry jam shine through. Also blackberries and a bit of mocha. Palate: RelaxedContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Yet Another Excellent Chilean Carmenère: Morandé 2020 Gran Reserva Carmenère”
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RKS 2023 Wines: Matetic from Chile: Glamping and Wine!
Having attended the first annual Wine and Travel Week in Porto with a side trip to Pico Island in late February I had the opportunity to chat with a representative of Chilean winery Matetic as they had a booth as an exhibitor in the Alfândega in Porto. We didn’t talk wine but rather accommodations availableContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Matetic from Chile: Glamping and Wine!”
RKS 2023 Wines: Dichosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Valle del Maule in Chile
The vines for this wine are whippersnappers at 15 years of age and in addition to oak barrels the wine was aged in concrete giving it a leaner texture than oak only ageing. Aroma: Full of both black and red fruits all very harmonious and indicative of a smooth and ready to drink Cabernet Sauvignon.Continue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Dichosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Valle del Maule in Chile”
RKS Wine 2023: Falerina Reserva Syrah from Valle de Elqui
The Elqui Valley is set at the southern edge of the Atacama Desert and is one of Chile’s northernmost wine producing regions. Its crystal-clear skies attract some of the world’s most important observatories and create unique opportunities for winegrowing as well. New vineyards have expanded beyond its riverbanks and high up into the mountains inContinue reading “RKS Wine 2023: Falerina Reserva Syrah from Valle de Elqui”
RKS 2023 Wine: Chilean Carménère from Viña Koyle
As far as Chilean Carménère goes this year it is hard to find a klunker but you never quite know do you? We put a Koyle Royale Carménère from the Alto Colchagua to the test. Aroma: While many Chilean Carménères have a nice raspberry and strawberry touch characteristic of a lighter red wine this oneContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Chilean Carménère from Viña Koyle”
RKS 2023 Wine: Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay from Chile; Chernobyl Meltdown!
Red wines from Chile predominate on the shelves of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. White wines from Chile are in the shadows. You are more likely to see Chardonnay as the most prominent Chilean white. Chilean whites continue to disappoint in 2023. So let’s try the 2020 Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay. Aromatics: Pear,Continue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay from Chile; Chernobyl Meltdown!”
RKS Wine 2023: Carménère From Terra Pura in Chile
Aromatics: Raspberry jam, strawberry, blueberry and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate: The tannins are light and the acids are behaving themselves. Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry with a medium brackish finish. Personality: I am a good Carménère and proud of it. I am a bit rough on the edges which just might suit your palateContinue reading “RKS Wine 2023: Carménère From Terra Pura in Chile”
RKS 2023 Wine: Errazuriz Max VIII from Chile
Sorry can’t help thinking this wine sounds like some motor oil. Hopefully it tastes better than Saudi juice. It comes from 8 different vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley in Chile which has been carved out by the abundant rainwater that flows down from Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain range in the western hemisphere. Red varietiesContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Errazuriz Max VIII from Chile”
RKS 2023 Wine: One of Chile’s Great Chardonnays?
The Ventisquero Tara Atacama White Wine 1 2020 is only available in 10 Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores and considering the price of $54.95 it is no wonder! The label does not specifically label the wine as a Chardonnay instead stating: “Base Wine: Chardonnay”. Third party websites confirm it is 100% Chardonnay. My AntiContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: One of Chile’s Great Chardonnays?”
RKS 2023 Wine: Undurraga T.H. 2019 Pinot Noir from Chile
Undurraga made a stellar T.H 2019 Carignan from the Maule Valley which I rated a 93 so with anticipation we try their T.H. 2019 Pinot Noir from the Malleco Valley. It was aged 10 months in concrete eggs and neutral French oak barrels. Having tasted too few Chilean Pinot Noirs they tend to have veryContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Undurraga T.H. 2019 Pinot Noir from Chile”