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”

A right bank Bordeaux (Cloitre des Capucins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011) and Californian cabernet (Drawbridge Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2014)

I tasted these two wines in sequence, the former Bordeaux slightly lacking in charm, and the latter Cali cab being a little cooked in expression.  Do I confess that I wondered whether they might, blended together, be capable of presenting more than the sum of their parts?  The full body of the Cali cab, addingContinue reading “A right bank Bordeaux (Cloitre des Capucins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011) and Californian cabernet (Drawbridge Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2014)”

Vistamar Brisa Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Everyone’s making sauvignon blanc these days.  From Chile’s Central Valley, this budget priced sauvignon blanc resembles neither an offering from New Zealand nor France.  Sui generis perhaps.  It presents strangely enough almost like an off dry riesling.  Its aromatics remind of lemon and lime, with lifted floral notes.  The palate tastes off dry and hasContinue reading “Vistamar Brisa Sauvignon Blanc 2012”