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Bordeaux 2015 in bottle tasting in Napa

February seems both long ago, yet only recent, with both the rhythm of seasons and life partly frozen and confused by lockdowns. This tasting took place in Napa in February 2020. Writing in September 2020, in Melbourne, we remain in lockdown. In our city, this means being permitted only to travel up to 5 kilometres…Continue readingBordeaux 2015 in bottle tasting in Napa

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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.Continue readingAquitania Reserva Carmenere Chile 2015

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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 be…Continue readingA couple of Chileans; Luis Felipe Edwards Rosé 2016 and Viña Maipo Vitral Reserva Carmenere 2015