Archive for Viña Mar
VIÑA MAR DE CASABLANCA RESERVA ESPECIAL CABERNET-CARMENÈRE D.O. VALLE DEL MAIPO PRODUCIDO Y EMBOTELLADO POR VIÑA MAR S.A. CAMINO INTERIOR NUEVO MUNDO S/N, KM 72, RUTA 68, CASABLANCAPART OF SOUTHERN SUN WINE GROUP 2005 14%
VISUAL ANALYSIS: limpid, ruby, quite thick
OLFACTORY ANALYSIS : herbaceous(green pepper, walnut husk), distinct scents(butter, grenn wood), fruity, flowery; at the nose, it seems a green pepper which provokes itchiness
GUSTATIVE ANALYSIS : at the mouth, it still needs to develop its best characteristics
WINE-FOOD COMBINATION: —————
•MY PERSONAL OPINION: a wine which has not achieved its better conditions, then it is necessary to wait 18-24 months to receiveve likeable surprises.
VIÑA MAR DE CASABLANCA RESERVA CHARDONNAY D.O. VALLE DE CASABLANCA PRODUCIDO Y EMBOTELLADO POR VIÑA MAR S.A. CAMINO INTERIOR NUEVO MUNDO S/N, KM 72, RUTA 68, CASABLANCA PART OF SOUTHERN SUN WINE GROUP 2007 14%
VISUAL ANALYSIS: cristal clear, straw yellow, quite thick
OLFACTORY ANALYSIS : fruity(white fig, half-ripe banana, candied fruit), herbaceous, distinct scents(crystallized sugar, green wood), flowery(wild flowers); at the olfactory analysis, we perceive a strong presence of wood highlighting the sweet tendency of the barrique
GUSTATIVE ANALYSIS : at the gustative analysis, it demonstrates a good structure which is not typological as regards a chardonnay, even if a chardonnay coming from the New World; the palatable final is with lemon
WINE-FOOD COMBINATION: half-ripe cheese
MY PERSONAL OPINION: at the nose is sociable and at the mouth is heavy, then it is necessary to find the ideal matching; it could be a half-ripe cheese with a good velvety capable of counterbalance the acidty of the wine. The combination gives you a harmonic taste which reminds us the Caribbean flavour of coconut milk.