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March 2016 - Chile

March 2016 - Chile
This month's Wine feature is Chilean Wines

Chile Reviews

PKNT 2015 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, yellow pepper, and grass with a soft, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-long limes and honeyed nuts finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and zesty sauvignon blanc that will be great with spicy foods.
92 points $8.99 Best Buy
Chilensis 2014 Reserva Malbec
92 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright dark nearly opaque black color. Bold, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of menthol mint, eucalyptus honey, and blueberry chutney with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, medium-length praline and cinnamon finish with well-integrated, crunchy, firm, barky tannins and moderate oak. A firm, age-worthy malbec.
92 points $10 Best Buy
Denada 2013 Red Blend Maule Valley
90 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright medium dark dusty ruby color. Creamy, fruity toasty savory aromas of ripe huckleberries, spiced cherries, cedar, and salinity with a lightly tannic, bright, dry full body and a silky, medium-length finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and light oak.
90 points $7.99 Best Buy
La Playa 2015 Estate Series Red Blend Colchagua Valley
90 points
$8
Best Buy
Nearly opaque deep purple color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of berry tart and chocolate coffee beans with an even, tangy, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length dried cherries, menthol mint, and nuts finish with well-integrated, chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A nice chewy red blend that will work nicely at the table.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Chilensis 2014 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium black garnet color. Minty, attractive aromas and flavors of menthol mint, chocolate berries, and praline with a glycerous, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, breezy brown and peppery spices, marinated beets, and tobacco finish with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A rich, spicy cabernet with lots of gusto.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Tinga 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, eucalyptus, and baked berries with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy beet and carrot juice, cranberry relish, cedar, and tobacco finish with soft, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A very nice toasty, spicy, herbal pinot noir.
89 points $12 Best Buy
PKNT 2015 Reserve Chardonnay
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Bright golden straw color. Bright, fruity, leesy aromas and flavors of pineapple and caramel apple with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, relaxed vanilla flan, white toffee, and reduced lemon finish with fine tannins. A tasty, savory chardonnay sipper.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Chilensis 2014 Reserva Carmenere
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium dark dusty garnet color. Fruity, toasty savory aromas of spiced black cherries, mocha, cedar, and salted butter with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex, relaxed finish with firm tannins and light oak.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Vino de Eyzaguirre 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium violet color. Mild, fruity, creamy spicy aromas and flavors of berry compote, toasty cedar, and chocolate nuts with a soft, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-length herb roasted beets, vanilla nuts, and nut shells finish with firm, cottony tannins and moderate oak. A savory, firmly structured cabernet; give this a bit of time.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Denada 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright dark medium dusty garnet color. Mild, earthy, fruity toasty aromas of huckleberries, potters clay, blackberries, and pepper with an lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting finish with chewy, firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Chilensis 2015 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Interesting, savory aromas and flavors of olives, mango seed, grapefruit gastrique, and bamboo with a soft, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp kiwi, starfruit, grass, and gravel finish with dusty tannins and no oak. A nice dry, shellfish wine.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Chilensis 2014 Reserva Pinot Noir
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium brick red color. Lively, fruity, smoky savory floral aromas of tart cherries, gauze, dried violets, and dried leaves with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry full body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with leafy tannins and light oak.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Rayado 2015 "Living Beyond Breast Cancer" Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$16.99
Deep purple color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate berries, and spiced nuts with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk craisins, coconut, and sweet and peppery spices finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nice and easy sipper.
85 points $16.99
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