- Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Estate
- Vina Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
Last week I attended a tasting in Toronto featuring 16 Chilean wineries.
The overall quality of the wines was very good, especially in terms of
price/value. For this week's Wines of the Week I've selected three that
offer the best value. Be sure to check the vintages at the LCBO so you're
trying the same year I did.
Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Estate 2002
Straw colour; grassy, passionfruit nose with some tropical fruit top notes;
richly extracted, passionfruit and citrus flavours; clean, well balanced
and lively with great length on the finish.
Food match: grilled trout, seafood salad
Vina Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Deeply coloured, opaque purple-ruby; vanilla, blackcurrant bouquet; well
structured, full-bodied, minty black cherry, blackcurrant and chocolate
flavours with a hint of tobacco leaf.
Food match: rack of lamb, duck breast
Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Deeply coloured; spicy, smoky, toasty nose with a ripe redcurrant bouquet;
well structured, medium-bodied, minty, redcurrant flavour with a touch
of tannin on the finish. Best in a year or two from now.
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes; veal casserole.