The Edinburgh Wine Club 

Wines of Chile, July 16 2015

Wine

Grape

Area

Supplier

Price

Comments

Ranking 1-3 and Best Value

Zarcillo Bo-Bo Gewrtztraminer 2014

Gewrztraminer

13.5%

Bo-Bo

Valley

Wine

Society

6.50

Fresh, fruity, citric, pineapple. Superb value.

Best White

Best Value

3rd overall

Casillero del Diablo Devils Collection 2013

Chardonnay/Gewrztraminer/Sauvignon Blanc 13%

Casablanca Valley

Tesco

8.99

Grassy bouquet, full-bodied, grapefruit but somewhat acidic on the palate. Mineral after-taste


Cono Sur 20 Barrels 2013

Sauvignon Blanc 13%

Casablanca Valley

Asda

11.97

Vegetables and grass on the nose. Cabbages, asparagus, intensely acidic, creamy, heavier and sweeter than a European sauvignon blanc


Ventisquero Grey 2012

Chardonnay 13%

Casablanca Valley

Henderson Wines

13

Fresh, crisp, creamy, sherbet, not oaky


Maiten Vineyard, Secano Block 1 2011

Pinot Noir

14.5%

Leyda Valley

Marks and Spencer

12.99

Bournville chocolate, cinnamon, cedar, raisiny, cherries and berries, smooth, sweeter than a French pinot noir


Torres Santa Digna Curic Merlot 2013

Merlot

14%

Curic Valley

Wine

Society

7.50

Peppery, farmyard nose. Complete works of Pablo Neruda bound in Moroccan leather, wet Lederhosen, raspberry jam, damson plums


Cousio-Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon

14%

Maipo Valley

Majestic

9.99

Dry, dark fruits, spicy, sourish, initial smoothness than flavour bomb, good length


La Finca Clos DAngel 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmnre 14%

Colchagua Valley

Marks and Spencer

9.99

Woodiness, wet towels, smoky nose, distinctive and deep flavour, blackcurrants, chewy

2nd overall

Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 14%

Maipo Valley

Virgin Wines

19.99

Farmyard nose, cabbages, musty, dark fruit, pepper, lacks interesting subtleties, not good value


Coyam 2011

Syrah/Carmnre/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Mourvedre/Petit Verdot 14.5%

Colchagua Valley

Virgin Wines

16.99

Alcohol hit, sloe gin, chewy, astringent, dry, blackcurrant, powerful, high extraction level, tannin. Dispute - with food or without. If with food, then venison, wild boar, sausages, steak


Tabali Payen 2010

Syrah

14%

Limari Valley

Virgin Wines

34.99

Seaside (seaweed) on the nose, picnic on the beach, blackcurrant, pepper, concentrated and intense fruit.

1st overall



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