Estampa Chile Cabernet Sauvignon/ Petit Verdot 2013 $20.00

The Colchagua Valley in Chile is where some of the biggest boldest reds hail from, yet this blend is gently juicy, spicy and plush and incredibly ripe and velvety to drink. There’s a warm, chocolatey, almost coconutty character on the finish (which is a hint they’ve used American oak) and the tannins are fine and […]

Baron Philippe De Rothschild Mapu Merlot 2015 $20.50 (3.5 stars)

This is a moreish little merlot from Rothschild’s Chilean wine operation that hits the quaffable spot. Savoury, roasting pan juices, pepper and baked plum and berry flavours combine with grippy, dusty tannins and a lengthy, leathery finish. Nice and meaty – classic South American characters here.

Matetic Corralillo Chardonnay 2013 $25

Sourced from the region of Rosario in Chiles San Antonio Valley this chardonnay grows in decomposed granite soils studded with quartz and volcanic material; which probably explains the vein of minerality stitching the stonefruit, yellow plum and slivers of grapefruit together.  Pronounced ‘matt – eh – cheech’, it’s nutty, slightly creamy on the finish, and […]

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