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Casas del Toqui

Casas del Toqui
2013 Leyenda Red, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

Casas del Toqui
2013 Leyenda Red, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Black garnet color. Aromas of pink peppercorn, sweet paprika, ripe blackberry, and toasty oak with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, engaging, medium-length pomegranate molasses and saffron finish with medium, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A fresh, balanced and effortlessly drinkable red blend with a nice sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: pink peppercorn, sweet paprika, ripe blackberry, and toasty oak
Taste Flavor: pomegranate molasses and saffron
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Lamb Tagine, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, balanced and effortlessly drinkable red blend with a nice sense of place.

The Importer

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Their Portfolio

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90 Andes Plateau 2015 700 High Altitude Vineyard Red Blend, Maipo Valley 13.6% (Chile) $34.99.
93 Bottero 2013 Syrah Capicua Blend , Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley 13.7% (Chile) $19.99.
91 Bottero 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Capicua Blend , Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley 13.7% (Chile) $19.99.
84 Casas del Toqui 2015 Barrel Series Reserva, Carmenère, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $17.99.
90 Casas del Toqui 2015 Coastal Mist , Sauvignon Blanc, Paredones 13.5% (Chile) $19.99.
90 Casas del Toqui 2014 Terroir Selection Apalta Gran Reserva, Malbec, Colchagua Valley 14% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Casas del Toqui 2014 Barrel Series Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $17.99.
87 Casas del Toqui 2017 Single Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $11.99.
87 Casas del Toqui 2017 Single Estate , Chardonnay, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.99.
86 Casas del Toqui 2017 Single Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.99.
87 Casas del Toqui 2017 Single Estate , Carmenère, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.99.
88 Casas del Toqui 2017 Coastal Series Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.99.
88 Casas del Toqui 2016 Barrel Series , Pinot Noir, Rapel Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.99.
86 Casas del Toqui 2016 Barrel Series , Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $17.99.
93 Casas del Toqui 2016 Barrel Series , Carmenère, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $17.99.
87 Casas del Toqui 2015 Terroir Selection Peumo Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $21.99.
80 Casas del Toqui 2017 Coastal Mist Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Paredones 13.5% (Chile) $21.99.
89 Casas del Toqui 2014 Gran Toqui , Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $24.99.
92 Casas del Toqui 2014 Gran Toqui , Syrah, Cachapoal Valley 14% (Chile) $24.99.
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90 Manos Andinas 2015 Reserva, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.99.
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81 Manos del Sur 2016 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.99.
87 Manos del Sur 2017 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley 12.5% (Chile) $14.99.
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Other Chilean Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chile is home to many notable red wines beside Carmenère. Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in large numbers in many of the country's regions. Maipo Valley is the leading region for these wines, especially in terms of quality, which is often world-class. These grapes are also grown in Chile's warm Central Valley, which produces inexpensive wines of very good character.

Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also excellent Chilean reds. Syrah has adapted well to both cool (San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys) and warm regions (Colchagua Valley) in the country, while Pinot Noirs from Leyda and San Antonio Valleys near the Pacific Ocean display great complexity.