Chile’s wine regions, Casas del Bosque

april 07 2011


About Wines from Chile

Best wine supplier in Philippines discusses wine related topics


Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the white wines grown here, with Merlot, Carmenère, Syrah and Pinot Noir making up the reds. In addition, there are 13 hectares of red varieties in Rapel. Production totals 60 000 cases a year, and next year they expect to crush 1000 tons (60% white grapes).


Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2007 (tank sample)

This used to be made entirely of clone 1 (gives structure and weight), but now is 50% clone 1, 30% clone 242 (tropical notes) and 20% clone 107 (higher acidity). Crisp, grassy aromatics. Palate is rounded and tasty with good acidity and balance. 88/100


Chardonnay Reserve 2007

From clayey soils, which Felipe reckons means concentration for whites. 65% barrel fermented. Bold, rich, intense style with some rich, almost sweet nutty notes. Broad and rich textured. 87/100


Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2007

Very bright with fresh, pure cherry fruit and a spicy, slightly tarry edge. Bright with some grippy tannins. Attractive. 89/100


Pinot Noir (special bottling) 2007

Just 800 bottles of this made. ‘Pinot is my biggest target in the future’, says Felipe. This has a lovely dark cherry and spice nose. The palate is complex, dense and spicy with nice freshness. Quite elegant with good structure. 91/100


Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2007 Rapel

Pure blackcurrant fruit nose with some elegance. The palate shows smooth, rich black fruits with accessible, tasty fruit. 88/100


Then it was time for an experiment. Four barrel samples of Syrah from different clones. Felipe points out that Chile makes two different types of Syrah – big and alcoholic, and cool climate. His preference is, clearly, for the cool climate style.


Syrah 2007 massale selection

Very dark and intense. Almost floral peppery nose is very rich. The palate is vivid, bold and intense with ripeness and freshness combining well. 92–94/100


Syrah 2007 Clone 300

Amazing dark colour. Vivid, concentrated nose is fresh, spicy and almost peppery. The palate is bold and intense with fantastic concentration and structure. 92–94/100


Syrah 2007 Clone 99

Really perfumed dark spicy nose. Vibrant with excellent definition. The palate has chocolatey richness with some oak evident. Rich and a bit tarry. 91–93/100


Syrah 2007 Clone 174

Rich, alluring spicy chocolatey nose. Quite perfumed and showing some oak. The palate is really structured with concentrated, bold fruit and sweet, roasted oak notes. Very forward. 89–92/100


A blend of the four together:

Dark, intense and vivid with some chocolatey, spicy richness and firm tannins. A massive dark wine combining vivid fruit with richness and spiciness. Really tannic. Impressive. 91–94/100


Estate Selection 2006 (barrel sample)

A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Carmenère. Highly aromatic, perfumed nose of red and black fruit. The palate is quite elegant with spicy plummy, cherry and berry fruit. Lots of tannin. Very refined but highly structured and quite oaky. This should age really well. 90–93/100


Grande Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (barrel sample)

Quite elegant red fruits with vivid fresh fruit and firm tannins. There’s massive structure here and good acidity. One for the future – potentially really impressive in an elegant style. 90–92/100




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This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food.  This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time.  Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.


Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes.  Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation.  A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.


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