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Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Event: Wines of Chile trade show

The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2015  11:30 AM to 5 PM
The Event: Wines of Chile trade show
The Venue: ROM
The Target Audience: wine trade (consumers in the evening)
The Availability/Catalogue: just about all wines are available, at the LCBO or through consignment/private orders.
The Quote/Background: I attended the seminar of 10 wines, and these have been folded into the ratings below. There were special tables for those in a hurry: high end Vintages offerings, top wines for licensees, sparkling wines, and innovative wines. I did all these first before roaming about. It was a good show.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2012 $6995 +83378
-Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon $59.95  +337246
-Morande Brut Nature Casablanca Valley, $48.75   Majestic
-Morande Brut K.O. Secano Interior  $23.95  [70% pais]  Majestic
-Montes Purple Angel Colchagua Valley 2012
-Veramonte Neyen 2010 Colchagua $59   Churchill
-Siegel Unique Selection Colchagua Valley 2012 $39.95  J Cipelli
-Santa Alicia Millantu Maipo 2012  $27.95    Eurovintage
-Morande Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2013 $22.80  +389254 
-Indomita Zardoz Maipo 2013 $27.95   Rare Earth
-Emiliana Coyam 2012 Colchagua $29.95  +63891
-Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir Limari 2013 $19.95  +301424
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Perez Cruz Chaski Petit Verdot Maipo Andes 2012
-Tabali Reserva Especial Tinto Limari Valley $23.95  +107540
-In Situ Signature Syrah-Mouvedre-Viognier 2013 Aconcagua $17.95  +431098
-In Situ Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Aconcagua 2013  $20.95  +76281
-In Situ Signature Chardonnay-Viognier Aconcagua 2015  $17.95   MCO
-Morande Gran Reserva Chardonnay Casablanca 2014 $22.80   Majestic
-Morande Gran Reserva Pinot Noir Casablanca 2014 $22.80   Majestic
-Morande Edicion Limitada Carignan Loncomilla 2011 $25.12   +427971
-Montgras Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2012 $22.95 Vint. March 2016
-Bisquertt Tralca Premium Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Syrah 2010 Colchagua
-Koyle Royale Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Colchagua Andes $22.95
-Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Colchagua $19.95  +322586
-Montes Sparkling Angel NV  $20   Profile
-Leyda Single Vineyard Cahuil Pinot Noir Leyda Valley 2012 $19.95 Dionysus
-Casas del Toqui Gran Reserve Terroir Selection Pinot Noir Casablanca $19.95 Vintages
-Maycas de Limari Quebrada Seca Chardonnay Limari, $30 +331520
-Maquis Lien Colchagua Valley, $29 +403881
-Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2015, $14.95
-Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir 2013
-Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $19.95 +203364
-Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $19.95  +335174
-Anakena Tama Viognier Cachapoal Valley 2014 $16.95
-Casas del Toqui Leyenda del Toqui red Blend $49.95
-Arboleda Pinot Noir Aconcagua Valley $19.95
-Leyda Cahuil Pinot Noir Leyda Valley 2012 $19.95
-Morande Edicion Limitada Medieterraneo del Maule 2012  $41.25
-Santa Rita SR Secret Reserve Red Blend Maipo $14.95  +431080
-Montgras Antu Grenache Carignan Syrah Colchagua Valley 2012
-Via Wines Oveja Negra Lost Barrel Blend Maule Valley 2011, $22.95
-Emiliana Organic Sparkling Wine Casablanca Valley, $17.95
-Santa Ema Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2012  $19.95  +76307
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-San Pedro 35 South Organic Maipo and Rapel 2014 $12.95
-Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Maipo
-Oveja Negra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Carmenere Maule Valley $15
-Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2013 $16.95  +56630
-Perez Cruz Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  $19.95   +431015
-Koyle Don Cande Cinsault 2014  $14.75
-Ventisquero Kalfu Kuda Chardonnay Leyda Valley 2014, $17.95
The Food: both cheese and chicken empanadas with sauces, charcuterie platters, cheese platters, fresh veggies and dips, breads and toasts.
The Downside: I could not taste all the wines.
The Upside: I appreciated the focus tables.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.


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