Casas del Bosque wine tasting
August 13, 2015
Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Casablanca
Clear, light, almost translucent. Fruity nose dominated by grapefruit, maracuya, apple and a touch of green chilli pepper with a floral hint. Good acidity in the mouth, citrus but not like sucking a sour lemon, well-rounded, with good body and relatively long in the finish.
Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca
Shiny yellow. Oak aromas mingled with bananas, pineapple and red apple. Good body, a bit oily, high alcohol, good acidity, that hint of oil in the mouth.
Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2013, Casablanca
Light purple; classic nose of strawberry flavoured toffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Dry, high acidity, slightly astringent tannins, good alcohol and fruit.
Gran Reserva Syrah 2012, Casablanca
Classic inky purple colour. Nose of blackcurrant cordial with olives, black pepper and a hint of leather. Strong, tannic with high acidity, good body, almost chewy. Potential to evolve a little more.
Gran Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maipo
Intense purple with good legs. Expressive nose featuring blackcurrants, blackberries, cherries, sweet spices, such as cinnamon and cloves. A sweet, chewy, elegant wine with smooth tannins, high alcohol and well-integrated acidity. I think this would benefit from more ageing.
This tasting was part of the premium tour at the winery in June 2015.