Bío Bío Valley, South Region

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2018

Paul J
9.7

Double blind wine tasting. 3 Whites and 3 Reds:

1. ‘18 Hamilton Russell Chard - WOTN across both whites and reds - complex, refined, fruit integrated with honey, oak, butter, cream, camomile.

2. ‘20 Hartenberg The Eleanor Chard - big wine that could use a few years. Nice fruit and lovely acidity. Mix between a White Burg and Rhone Blend.

3. ‘22 Far Niente Chard - potential, very young, not the best QPR. Reminded me of young Paul Hobbs single vineyard Chards.


1. ‘12 Giacomo Fenocchio 90 di Riserva Barolo - aged showed through nicely, but still lively with dark cherries and ample tannins.

2. ‘20 Vilafonte - decanted, but young and an absolutely massive wine. Black fruit, chewy, with decent sweetness.

3. ‘02 Origin Red Blend - nose of black tar and cigars. Zero fruit and big tar, tobacco, and bbq flavors. Bigger wine than I was expecting.

Great night with great friends!
— 10 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
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Roberto Henriquez

Santa Cruz de Coya País 2019

Started closed and shy. Blossomed into a nice, dry Pinot noir profile. Faded after a couple of days opened. — 4 months ago

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Franschhoek Cellar

The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2022

Sa chenin.
Feels a bit of a product.

Some tropics, 🍑, 🍏 grapefruit and some vanilla.

Full body.
Medium + acidity.

Long 🎯 with a backbone of bitterness

Really Improved pasta with NYT 'all purpose green sauce' and gauda with truffles cheese grated on top.

All in all nice in the evening.
Not so good the next day.
— 7 months ago

Pedro Parra y Familia

Imaginador Itata Cinsault 2020

Give this one a proper 1.5 hour decant, tight, needs to relax. Also deserves proper wine glass, I used a glass tumbler.

Enjoying by the glass, it was fun to witness it unfold. Tight, earthy, tannic, and not very expressive at the beginning, later a floral and raspberry note showed up in the nose. Earthy on the pallet.

9.1 for my experience, could achieve 9.3 with proper handling.
— 2 months ago

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Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2020

JFP
9.0

Definitely a keeper for any dinner — 4 months ago

Boekenhoutskloof

The Wolftrap Syrah Blend 2021

What a bargain. You would never guess the price is under $10. — 5 months ago

Pedro Parra y Familia

Vinista Itata Valley País 2021

100% Pais from different vineyards - some on volcanic soils, others on granite soils - fermented with indigenous yeasts and 60% whole clusters. Aged in concrete and oak for a year. Red fruit and iron notes. Light-bodied, savory, elegant — 3 months ago

Ira liked this

Rogue Vine

Grand Itata Los Amigos Red Blend 2021

J Choi
9.4

Great find. Itata, chile. Cinsault. — 5 months ago

Leonardo Erazo

Colinas Guarilihue Alto el Tunel Itata Red Blend 2018

Strong minerals, real nice, at Colonia Verde in Fort Greene Brookalean! — 8 months ago

Laura, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🍷