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This is the seventh of twelve wines tasted from the Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting.

Wine #7:  2010 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere

Appellation:  Cachapoal Valley

Notes:  14% ABV.  Deep color.  Plum jam and chocolate nose.  Very rustic.  Good fruit, some complexity, huge acid.  This becomes a sour candy.  I like acid and I like sour, but this becomes off balance.  Some heat, too, but I’m not sure if that’s the acid or the alcohol talking.  Grows on me as I drink it, decanting may smooth out the rough edges.

Rating:  2.5/5 (got an extra .5 because it’s getting better.)

Price:  $22 SRP

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This is the sixth wine tasted at a Wines of Chile blogger tasting.

Wine #6, 2009 Morande Gran Reserva Pinot Noir.

Appellation:  Casablanca Valley

Notes.  100% Pinot Noir.  Proper color and transparency, very floral notes with red fruit.  Lots of strawberry, some spice.  Acidic.  Off balance to me, I’m unimpressed, but it’s OK.

Rating:  2/5

Price:  $17.99 SRP


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This is part of an ongoing series of posts covering a Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting.

Wine #5:  2009 Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir

Appellation:  Casablanca Valley

Notes:  100% Pinot Noir, 14.5% ABV.  Deep color.  Red fruit nose, almost jammy.  Very fruit driven at first, with cherry and strawberry, then some floral and pepper sneak in.  Good acid.  A little off balance to me, but the velvet mouthfeel and good potential for food pairing win me over.  Not really a typical Pinot.

Price:  SRP $32

Rating:  3/5

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This post is part of an ongoing series covering a Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting.

Wine#4 2010 Emiliana Novas Pinot Noir Grand Reserve

Appellation: Casablanca Valley

Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. 14% ABV. This wine has a little funk on the nose. If I didn’t know better, I would think it was from Burgundy; very French. Pepper and fruit undeneath. On the palate, this has nice fruit, great balance, soft tannins, and some acid. Wonderful character and elegance. I am blown away. Blown. Away. This is great wine, and a killer value.

Price: SRP $19

Rating: 5/5

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