The Vina Maipo Chilean winery is nearly 65 years old and I did not know about their wines till very recently.
I bought two of their wines – the Syrah Valle Central (Shiraz) 2012 and the Sauvignon Blanc Valle Central, both belonging to their “Varietal Selection”. These two wines were really very good wines and my wife and I enjoyed the same.
The Syrah has a bright ruby-red colour and is a full-bodied Shiraz with aromas of blackberries, chocolate and vanilla – as per what the bottle stated, but I could only discern the vanilla. It is surely a wine worth trying, it has an excellent long-lasting finish, and my wife said she was impressed with its aroma and colour! Coming from her, it is a real honour, I would say!!
The Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice as an aperitif for the evening. It is yellowish green so a bit off-putting, but is a decent Sauvignon Blanc, which is refreshing wine with citric notes. I enjoyed this wine without any accompanying dish – it is good all by itself!
Both wines were good and came at such a decent price that I was motivated to buy more of the Vina Maipo wines recently. More about those selection soon.
In the meanwhile, look for these wines in NTUC Fairprice shops.
3rd November 2013