Category Archives: Chile

Mister Shiraz 2013

I enjoyed Majestic’s Lady Sauvignon from Chile, and as this wine had the same label artist I thought I’d give it a go.  Once again, my tendency to be won over by label art is not something that I’m proud of and not a strategy I’d recommend to others … but it’s so pretty. I… Read More »

Monos Locos Merlot 2012

 This Monos Locos Chilean Merlot came as part of a mixed case, and I was challenged to “name that wine” as part of a blind tasting. It looked clear and a deep purple, with not much in the way of legs.  It smelled fresh and fruity, rather like a bowl of squashed berries, with just… Read More »

Patriot Merlot 2012

This wine has a silly label.  Not normally a good sign, it looks like it’s designed to appeal to people who don’t much care for wine but want something to serve at a 4th of July barbecue.  That said, they could be on to something, as that wouldn’t be a bad place for this wine… Read More »

Mistral Rose 2009

The weather has been picking up in England, and when we get bursts of sunshine we have to make the most of it, this could be our one week of summer – let’s get out and picnic.  A glass of pink wine is a summertime favourite so we opened a bottle of Mistral. It was… Read More »