Hemisferio Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile Hemisferio Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense ruby colour. Exquisite aroma of wild berries and spices over a rich background of leather and liquorice. The fruit tannins and vegetable notes stand out on the palate.

If I am not mistaken, there is a dollop of Carmenère in this Cabernet Sauvignon and a fine blend that makes it too. The luminosity is there and the sweet sweet spicy notes.

Price: ¥104

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Hemisferio Carmenère: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile Hemisferio Carmenere

Many wine writers have been reporting that Carmenère will be the next ‘big thing’. Maybe. It screams of ‘Marketers speak’, of which one is always wary. This grape will become a household name, however; and this is a very reasonable place to make first acquaintance. Supports the Chilean Patagonian wilderness.

Price: ¥104

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Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh, floral Chilean wine with a fruity body and a silken palate of great finesse. Displays intriguing notes of exotic fruits (passion fruit, grapefruit). Its silky palate is exquisitely intense, with a good acidic structure and a prolonged, joyous finish. A good wine that is improving each year. Donates to wilderness projects.

Price: ¥104

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Miguel Torres Chile Cordillera Cariñena Commended ’13 & Silver ’14: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Miguel Torres Chile Cordillera Cariñena

Intensely pigmented colour of ruby. Floral and fruity aroma on a background of toasted notes from the cask. On the palate it’s expansive and develops beautifully. The notes in its aroma are now complemented by hints of bay and mint. Ideal with patés, duck confit, rice with meat or vegetables, delicatessens, roast or barbecued beef, ragouts and beans stews.

Price: ¥260

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San Medin Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Man Pick

November 29, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile San Medin Red

A lovely Chilean Cabernet with that ‘close to ¥100’ attraction. Intense deep dark ruby in colour. An exquisitely attractive aroma of wild berries & spices over a rich background of leather and liquorice. The sweet fruit, tannins & vegetable notes stand out on the palate and the almond finish has just a touch of bitterness that balances the sweetness of the fruit.

Price: ¥105

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San Medin Sauvignon Blanc

November 29, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile San Medin Sauvignon Blanc

A classy Sauvignon Blanc made in a style closer to an entry level AOC French style than a great NZ Marlborough (guess which I prefer). But this Chilean San Medin has an advantage over a similarly priced French Sauvignon Blanc (if you can find one at this price in SH) in that it tastes of something.

Price: ¥105

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Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick

November 10, 2011
Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon *Fair Trade

A darkly pigmented wine. Intense, full and very fruity aroma. The palate is majestically structured – velvety, meaty and with elegant body. Its smooth, fine tannins, outlined by new oak, ensure a long evolution in the bottle.

Price: ¥138

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Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserve: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick

December 19, 2011
Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose *Fair Trade

A UK site wrote: Fragrant and floral, with a temptingly fruity sensuality. On the palate the wine is voluptuous, with a silky texture and the sort of fresh, fruity body (blackcurrant, cranberry, redcurrant) that only Chilean Pacific Cabernet Sauvignon rosés can offer. Praise indeed.

Price: ¥138

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Santa Digna Chardonnay Reserve: Fair Trade: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Santa Digna Chardonnay

Miguel Torres Chile is set to become the leading Fair Trade winery of Chile, with their leading line of wines certified to fair trade standards. Pale yellow colour with greenish hues. Aromas of mango and apricot, enriched by citric notes. Fine balance between density and acidity on the palate with a very fruity aftertaste. An ideal partner for fish dishes, as well as turkey or chicken in creamy sauces.

Price: ¥138

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Santa Digna Estelado Sparkling Rosé: New Wine: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick: Comndd ’13 & Silver ’14

February 27, 2015
Santa Digna Estelado Sparkling Rosé

Accolades and astounding facets coming from every bubble it seems. You only need to know that this is what you should be drinking next time you have a celebratory bubbles fest-party. It’s FAIR TRADE. Its gorgeous. Its what we drink. Pale rose colour, with fine and persistent bubbles. Red fruits and citrius aromaspredominate. On the palate, fresh, lively and genuine characteristics of the ancestral ‘País’ varietal. Yum Yum. BUBBLES go with EVERYTHING!

Price: ¥188

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Santa Digna Gewurztraminer Reserve: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick

November 1, 2011
Santa Digna Gewurztraminer

The power in this particular Fair Trade Chilean wine is breathtaking (especially the 2012). Along side the predominant Gewürztraminer, there’s a dab of Riesling in the mix of this Fair Trade offering. Classic honey-and-flowers bouquet with suggestions of roses, jasmine, orange blossom. A fine, full bodied dry wine, with the luscious, tropical fruit / perfumed character of the grape varieties with plenty of acid balance. A feisty, powerhouse of a wine.

Price: ¥138

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Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc Reserve: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick

November 10, 2011
Miguel Torres Chile Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc

Light bright yellow colour. It shows intriguing notes of exotic fruit (passion fruit, grapefruit). A fresh, floral wine with fruity body and a silky palate of great elegance. Food Matching: An excellent complement to seafood, fish and rice dishes. Reviews and Scores: Vintage 2008, 86/100 , Wine Spectator

Price: ¥138

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