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WE 92

With brick-colored edges and gritty aromas of turned earth, raw oak, asphalt and berry fruits, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot feels tight, with rubbery tannins. Oak-infused flavors of herbal blackberry, mint and anise finish with notes of licorice and chocolate as well as a touch of heat. Drink through 2021.

- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2016)
JS 96, WE 93, WA 93

The 2010 Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon is the current vintage in the market during 2014, and it was a wonderful year for winemaker Cecilia Torres. She explained how that year she fell in love with oenology again. On top of that, the growing season and the weather during harvest were almost perfect, and helped to produce one of the best vintages of Casa Real. It has a beautiful nose of red currants, fresh fruit (blood orange), some spices and a clear note of mint that adds freshness and complexity to the wine. The tannins are sweet, very fine, with strong, clean flavors and the note of mint making a comeback in the long finish. Very complete and balanced, true to the grape and the place: pure Maipo Cabernet. It’s drinkable now, but still a baby. Drink 2014-2025.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (June, 2014)

JS 94, WA 93, WE 92

The 2013 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve, sourced from a cool vintage, is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 6% Carménère and 5% Petit Verdot; it fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (65% new) for 22 moths. It has a very classical nose, a Bordeaux blend with aromas of blackberries, faint balsamic notes, cedar wood, graphite, cigar box, cracked peppercorns and tobacco leaves. It has a lot less new oak than the vintages of yesteryear. The palate is medium to full-bodied with the telltale Cabernet tannins, juicy fruit, and tension keeping the freshness balancing the sweet fruit. One of the finest versions of Don Maximiano.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)
WA 96, IWC 94

The 2007 Terrunyo Carmin de Peumo Carmenere contains 6.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.5% Cabernet Franc in its blend and spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it surrenders a brooding personality marked by notions of sandalwood, smoke, earthy minerals, dried herbs, black plum, and blackberry. Sweetly-fruit, dense, and opulent, this full-bodied, pleasure-bent offering deftly conceals enough fine grained tannin to evolve for 5-6 years and should easily see its 20th birthday in fine form. Both wines are benchmarks for what can be achieved with the Carmenere grape.

- Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2012)