Thursday, 23 October 2008

Chilean WineTasting, Stockholm, 29th September 2008


The Embassy of Chile in Stockholm together with ProChile in Stockholm held a Chilean Wine Tasting on September 29th 2008 in the Konserthuset in Stockholm. 25 Chilean wineries were present (23 in the original invitation).



I was surprised by the number of Malbecs listed in the catalogue. Compared to Argentinan Malbecs, I found that the Chilean bottles that I tasted lacked the savoury notes that I typically find the Argentinan bottles.







Here are my brief tasting notes listed by producer :-

Vina Butron Budinich
Cumbras Andinas, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2005 : C+
Cumbras Andinas Cot (Malbec) Reserve 2005 : C

Vina Casa Marin
Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 2007 : C+
Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses 2008 : B
Riesling 2008 : B-
Gewuerztraminer 2008 : B
Pinot Noir Lo Abarca Hills 2006 : B+
Pinot Noir Litoral 2003 : B-

Vina Chocolan
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (overoaked, thin) : C
Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2006 (Syrah like, very rich and concentrated) : B
Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2007 (Oaky, nice, needs time) : C+

Vina Concha Y Toro
Marques de Casa Concha Syrah 2006 : B
Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 : A-

Vina De Martino
Single Vineyard Old Bush Vines Limavida 2006 (Oaky, mostly malbec) : B-
347 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Too thin) : C+

Vina Korta
Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Selection 2007 : C+
Korta barrel Selection 2007 : B

Vina Morande
Pionero Carmenere 2008 : C
Gran Reserva Merlot 2006 : C
Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 : B+
Gran Reserva Syrah 2005 : C+
House of Morande 2004 (Too much oak) : C

Vina Odfjell
Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 : C
Organic Orzada carignan 2006 : C+
Odfjell 2005 : B-

Vina Santa Cruz
Chaman Gran Reserva Carmenere 2006 : B-
Chaman Gran Reserva Malbec 2006 : C
Chamin Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 : C
Chaman Gran Reserva Syrah 2006 : C
Tupu 2006 : C+

Vina Tres Palacios
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2007 : B-
Cabernet Sauvignon Family Vintage 2006 : C+

Vina Vinos del Sur
Rucahue Estate Viognier 2008 : C
Rucahue Gran Reserva Cabernet Franc 2004 : A-
Gillmore Hacedor de Mundos Merlot 2005 : B
Gillmore Hacedor de Mundos Cabernet Franc 2005 : B-
Gillmore Cobre 2004 : A
Rucahue Estate Rose 2008 : C+

Vinedos Santa Emiliana
Novas Winemakers Selection Syrah Ecologic 2005 (Great nose, 129 SEK) : B+


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