October 26, 2010

Wines from South America

Last Wednesday it was time again to taste wines. This time from South America, i.e. Chile and Argentina.

Santa Carolina Reserva Semillon 2009
Pale, very light yellow colour. Nose is quite discreet with hints of melon, herbs and citrus. The palate is quite discreet as well with a freshness of melon and honey. The finish is short and almost a bit abrupt.

Catena Chardonnay 2008
Yellow colour. Nose is filled of oak, pineapple, vanilla and butterscotch. Palate is full of papaya, some bread and linger on for quite some time. A real old fashioned Chardonnay that I love and adore.

Errázuriz Estate Pinot Noir 2009
Ruby red colour with purple highlights. Nose displays raspberries, cherries and hints of tobacco. Plate is rather crisp with blueberries, cherries and some oak. I tried this wine at party a couple of weeks ago and for not liking Pinot Noir this wine was quite a surprise. I didn't get that watery-washy feeling that I usually get.

Misiones de Rengo Reserva 2009
Deep red bluish colour. Nose is filled of blackberries, herbs and artificial liquorice (wine gums). Palate is fruity, oaky and again filled of blackberries, herbs and vanilla. The finish quite tannic and you can almost feel how your lips and tongue is getting blue.

Quara Reserva Malbec 2008
Dark red full colour. Nose displays plums, herbs, oak, chocolate and hints of vanilla. The palate is rich of oak, dark berries, chocolate, herbs and some vanilla. In my book a very typical and very good Argentinian Malbec. This is craftsmanship at its best.

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