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Loma Largo Quinteto - Fruity, Light and Chilean!

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:56:22 -0400 (CLT)

When my parents were here last summer (Jan/Feb 2008) we went to a local
wine shop to pick up a few bottles for my (belated) birthday (or maybe it
was Christmas?).  This was a step up from my normal supermarket wine
shopping so I looked for unusual varieties and/or blends.

The best of the bunch (by miles) has been the 2006 Loma Larga Quienteto,
which is nothing like a typical Chilean wine - way more fruit, and much
lighter that the usual Cab Sav.   I opened it yesterday lunchtime (yes,
still working, but it was a Friday...) and (not exactly regretfully) had
to finish it this Saturday lunchtime (so that I can start a course of
antibiotics).  But what a way to start an alcohol-free period...  It's a
blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 
My only criticism is the price - 7000 pesos.  Why can't Chile produce wine
like this for at the same price as, say, a Don Matias (Cosineau Macul,
about 3500)?  We really need to diversify away from CS and Merlot.....




From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 14:00:14 -0400 (CLT)

I should add that "light" is a relative term.  This still has body
compared to, say, a Pinot Nior (at least here, for a similar price).  It
really is very good....


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