- Vina Carmen Grande Vidure Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004
- Vina Santa Carolina Merlot Reserve 2005
- Vina San Pedro Castillo de Molina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2004
I went to an excellent blind tasting of over 50 Chilean wines on Wednesday and discovered some interesting, inexpensive red wines on the general list.
Vina Carmen Grande Vidure Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004
$19.95 (LCBO #439166)
Deep ruby-purple colour; minerally, blueberry and vanilla oak nose; medium-bodied with rich blackcurrant fruit backed by lively acidity and a firm tannic structure. ****
Food match: lamb with rosemary; cheddar cheese
Vina Santa Carolina Merlot Reserve 2005
$12.95 (LCBO #324590)
Dense purple colour; cedar and oak on the nose masking fruit at the moment but expressive on the palate; medium-bodied, with sweet curranty flavours, well made with a firm finish. ****
Food match: Spicy pork loin; grilled quail
Vina San Pedro Castillo de Molina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2004
$13.00 (LCBO #339176)
Deep ruby colour; cedar, black stone fruit aromas, tobacco leaf and bitter chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, with a lovely dry blackcurrant flavour; nicely integrated oak, good solid finish.
Food match: rack of lamb; minute steak