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Gwen Barton

Gwen Barton

1865 Selected Vineyards

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017

Maule Valley D.O., Chile
104 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 89/100

Grapes grown in the Chilean Maule Valley with thin, rocky and well drained soils - perfect conditions for Carmenere vines. Deep violet in colour. Med-full bodied with notes of blackberry, currant, bell pepper and sweet paprika. Nice complexity. Pair with roasted chicken in saffron sauce. Tasted: Nov 2018

1865 Single Vineyard

Viña San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Syrah 2012

Cachapoal Valley, Chile
104 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 91/100

Vines from this single vineyard are grown in shallow, well-drained soils in the rolling hills near the Andes Mountains. Generous aromas of cherry, blueberry and liquorice with undertones of earth and tobacco. Rich, full mouthfeel with decent depth and complexity as fruit flavours and herbal notes come together. Pair with gruyere-based mac n cheese. Tasted: Nov 2018.

Gran Reserva

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2017

Maipo Valley, Chile
104 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 92/100

Lovely Carmenere influenced by the volcanic pebbly soil of the Maipo Valley. Wine pours an attractive deep ruby colour. Generous aromas of cinnamon, cloves and black fruit. Full bodied with smooth, ripe tannins with fig, cassis and some vegetal notes. Ends well with a lasting finish of sweet spice and dark cherry. Pair with pasta in a roasted pepper cream sauce or lamb dish. Tasted: Nov 2018

Gran Reserva

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Maipo Valley D.O., Chile
104 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 91/100

Well structured, good value wine from Maipo Valley. Noticeable aromas of raspberry, cherry, and tobacco with some earthiness. Soft and flavourful with strawberry, red cherry, liquorice and ripe plum coming through on the palate. Black pepper and more dark ripe fruit on the finish. Elegant tannins and very nicely balanced for a young Cab Sauv. Pair with beef tenderloin or mushroom flan. Tasted November 2018

114 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

Clean and crisp. Aromas of pineapple, red, ripe apple and cut grass. Some sweet spice and green leafy notes on the finish. Winemaker extended the time of juice contact with skins to extract maximum fruitiness. Pair with seafood appetizer Tasted:Oct 2018

Gwen Barton

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award