Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa

This tasting took place in Napa in February 2020 just before the global pandemic took hold. This post though is not about Napa wine but the annual Institute of Masters of Wine tasting of the 2015 Bordeaux vintage in bottle, a tasting which travels to London, Napa and Sydney. The setting was the centrally locatedContinue reading “Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa”

Aquitania Reserva Carmenere Chile 2015

Carmenere is one of Chile’s adopted varieties.  Carmanere presents as a softer version of cabernet sauvignon, lacking its tannic structure and complexity.  This wine is fairly simple in expression.  Herbal, soft tannins and sweet fruited, it provides uncritical but pleasant drinking.  Rating: Acceptable.  Abv: not recorded. Price: $20s.

A couple of Chileans; Luis Felipe Edwards Rosé 2016 and Viña Maipo Vitral Reserva Carmenere 2015

I see only a light offering of Chilean wine in Australia. Neither a benchmark (think France, Italy, Germany) nor different enough from local offerings to carve out a niche perhaps. Chilean Carmenere I think however can present a delicious, very well priced BBQ wine, and lacks the sharp edges and clunky acid that can beContinue reading “A couple of Chileans; Luis Felipe Edwards Rosé 2016 and Viña Maipo Vitral Reserva Carmenere 2015”