*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the pr folks for Wines of Chile.
When I make a promise to drink more Chilean wines, I apparently deliver in a huge way. Of course, it helps when you get sent a full case of Chilean red wines! I chose the 2006 Ventisquero Queulat Shiraz this evening. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and hails from the Maipo Valley.
My first impression of the wine is that it’s really young. I found raspberries, brown sugar, chocolate, spice, red plum, cranberry, and pomegrante on the nose. The fruit smelled fresh. I liked the nose. In the mouth, I found the wine to be tannic and young. I got flavors of black fruit, cranberry, and tea. The fruit seemed tart and darker than what I found on the nose. The wine was sweet and the mouth didn’t deliver what the nose promised.