Category Archives: Chile

Sauvignon Blanc, Montes, Spring Harvest, DO Leyda Valley, Aconcagua, Chile, 2017, 13% abv. C$15++

I put my best people on this one. When I wondered about who to invite over to help me drink this bottle, thoughts immediately went to my sister whose middle name is Sav Blanc. Well, rather… if it could be, … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Melchor, Puente Alto, Concha y Toro, Chile, 2007, 14.5% abv.

Straight from what is referred to as Chile’s equivalent of a Grand Cru, the Don Melchor is one of giant Concha y Toro’s flagship wines.  Grown on the north bank of the Maipo River at a cool 640m of altitude, … Continue reading

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Semillon, Santa Monica, DO Rancagua, Rapel Valley, Chile, 1993, 12.5% abv

My friend Sean N. is one of those intrepid folks who always manages to find a bottle that is unusual and unique – and then has the class to share it.  Come to think of it, I have met many … Continue reading

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Gillmore, Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vines, Loncomilla Valley, Chile, 2009, 14.9% abv, C$16

If all Cabernet Sauvignon tasted like this, I would drink it every day, all day long and twice a day on Thursdays. And here is a double whammy – if you visit the Gillmore website, they play my favourite piece of … Continue reading

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Koyle Gran Reserva, Alto Colchagua, Carménère , Chile, 2012, 14% abv, C$22

Carménère is originally from Bordeaux and Southwest France, but it was taken to the New World, specifically Chile, by French immigrants in the mid 1800s. It has proven to be far better suited to its new South American home because … Continue reading

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LFE 900 Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2008, 14.5% abv.

A wine to love with steak!  Yes!  In honour of Andrew’s 15th birthday, out came this great red Chilean blend. From a  single vineyard wine from Chile’s Colchagua Valley poised at 900m above sea level, this is a delicious wine. It … Continue reading

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