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Checking in on Chile

Sep 26, 2018

 

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Spanish reds are very popular these days. But what about the whites? Here's a review of some of the most popular blancos. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

Los Vascos Carmenere Grande Reserve '12  **1/2  $

A decidedly serious take on a rich, round, soft varietal

Casa Patronales Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley '17  * 1/2 $

A more up-to-date version of Chilean cab sauv  VALUE

Haras de Perque Carmenere Reserva, Maipo Valley '15  ** 1/2 $

A lively, informal carmenere, tannic, full bodied GREAT VALUE

Casa Patronales Sauvignon Blanc, Maipo Valley '17  * 1/2 $

Soft approachable SB, with sweetish flavors, everyday white

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the bottle for direct ordering and home delivery.