Caliterra Tributo Carmenère, 2010

Caliterra Tributo Carmenère, 2010
The last time I had this wine it was from the 2009 vintage and I was amazed at how good it was, especially for the price, so much so I declared I had to buy more. Which I did, and the first sip of my new batch of 2010’s had me wincing and shaking my ...

Clos Louie, Côtes de Castillon, 2004 2

Clos Louie, Côtes de Castillon, 2004
I bought, and shared, a case of this en-primeur with a friend of mine back in 2005, on the recommendation of his (French) wine merchant. The promise of something made from 150 year old vines with a decent Parker review that didn’t cost too much proved more than tempting. I have to say though that ...

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009
Whilst I had no initial inclination to decant this, it was a little tight after being opened for a short while, so i ignored (or was that forgot??!) my own advice from January and decanted it. I tasted it again after only half an hour and realised this wine is now coming towards the end ...

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009
Plum and date gazpacho soup! Lovely and nicely integrated fruit, vanilla … and ageing. This bottle was already well developed after just a short decant & appeared to degrade as we drank our way through. So no long decant for this wine in future… Share this:FacebookTwitter

Terra Andina Altos, 2007

Terra Andina Altos, 2007
Rich silky vanilla blackcurrants from smelling into the neck of the bottle just after literally popping the cork. More bone dry smooth vanilla blackcurrants to drink and a dry, dry finish. Impressive inky drink…   Ex Cellars (closing down shop), Surbiton £7.69 Feb 2012 Share this:FacebookTwitter

Viña Calitera Carménère Tributo 2009

Viña Calitera Carménère Tributo 2009
This was really quite stunning, nevermind for £8. Dry, complex not over-fruited or obviously oaky. Order more! £8:38 Oct 2012   Share this:FacebookTwitter
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