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Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard 2010 (750 ml) Cousino Macul Lota Red, Maipo Valley 2010 (750 ml) Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014 (750 ml)
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)

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)
WA 93, WS 91

I got to taste two vintages of most of the wines this time, like the 2014 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve and the following vintage. The blend in 2014 was high in Cabernet Sauvignon at 68%, plus 18% Carménère, 9% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot from volcanic colluvial soils in Aconcagua. It fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (70% new) for 20 months. There is a big change in this wine with this vintage (it really started in 2013 and peaked in 2015) towards more freshness and less oak. It keeps its classical profile but with a lot more freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with the telltale tannins of the variety and very tasty almost salty finish. Volumes were lower in 2014, down to 50,000 bottles. It was bottled in March 2016.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)
Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, Puente Alto 2015 (750 ml)
WE 94

It's been a long time since Concha y Toro has put out a Don Melchor Cabernet with this much concentration and overall quality. An earthy nose with foresty berry aromas and generous but controlled oak sets up a fully stacked palate that's chewy but not fiercely tannic. Dark toasty chocolaty black-fruit flavors finish with a note of cherry cough drop and moderate acidity that says this is more or less ready now. Drink through 2025.

- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2018)