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94 • Balduzzi 2007 Reserva, Merlot, Maule Valley $8.99. Best Buy.
Dusty ruby color. Bright earthy aromas of peat moss, red clay, tomatoes on the vine, and and plum pie are very Bordeaux-like and follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with velvety chocolate and pomegranate seed notes. Finishes with a long, dusty tannin fade with a great interplay of berry, earth, and wood tones. Impressive! (tasted on Apr-15-2009)
88 • Gillmore 2005 Reserva, Merlot, Loncomilla Valley $39.99.
Deep ruby color with a violet rim. Menthol, white chocolate and boysenberry aromas follow through on a round, racy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with craisin, dried blueberry and tomato paste notes. Finishes with a nutty, chewy tannin fade. Intense highly extracted show style flavors and texture. (tasted on Apr-15-2009)
86 • Yaima 2007 Merlot, Maule Valley.
Aromas of chocolate covered cranberries with a touch of menthol follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with black raspberry, cedar, and delicate cinnamon notes. Finishes with a crisp, apple nut granola and chewy tannin fade. Pair with peppered steak. (tasted on Apr-15-2009)
85 • Yagan 2005 Reserve, Merlot, Maule Valley $10.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Brilliant garnet color. Black cherry ,warm tapioca, and delicate nutmeg aromas follow trough on brisk, round entry to a dryish medium body with cranberry skin and cedar notes. Finishes with a crisp, slightly papery powdery tannin fade. Pair with goat burgers. (tasted on Apr-15-2009)