Santa Ema Reserva 2015

 

One reviewer (Wine Spectator) lauded the wine, noting that “Dark plum and dried red berry flavors dominate this muscular red, with plenty of minty and savory accents. Medium-grained tannins support chocolate and cream details on the finish. Drink now through 2021.” Another – tasting the same wine – tasted “dark berry and hints of lemon and rose petal. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now or hold.” While their taste buds disagreed, both found it to be an excellent wine, rating it 91 points. Were it a 91-point 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet, it would be priced at $50-$75 or more. But it’s from Chile’s Maipo Valley and an excellent value. The 2015s are in short supply, but the 2016 and 2017 are now on shelves, and should taste just as good…at an even lower price: $9.

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