EP 359 South American Wine Tasting

The wines of Chile and Argentina continue to gain in popularity and we are starting to see some great values on premium wines from the area, today Gary Vaynerchuk explores a few.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Bodega Colome MalbecArgentine Malbec
2005 Emiliana CoyamOther Chilean Red Wine

2004 Vina Chocalan Gran ReservaChile Carmenere

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ejeffb2004

We’re drinking the ’04 Chocolan tonight, its excellent, less of a fruit bomb now (approaching four years later) but elegant and balanced, with great aciditiy. Still tannic and likely could use more time? it finishes like an aged bordeaux… but pleases like a napa cab… LIQUORICE fans will be happy and boxwood/currant is the major flavor. Very drying on the finish. Bottle will evolve throughout the night. Where do we get more of this?

Tags: Argentina, Carmenere, Chilean, malbec, red, review, wine, wines

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  • Dan-o

    Watching this show weeks later as I finally get some time at the hizzie!
    I have three wines from South America that I really enjoyed – Catena Malbec Alta, Susanna Balboa Malbec, Clos Apalta.

  • Jesus

    It was an Undurraga (Chile) but since I was starting in the world of wine tasting, I did not write its name down. I’m still searching for it. It was delicious. By the way, it’s pronounced Melchor (like ch- in chocolate) otherwise it sounds Mel-core.

    Great show, great job!!!
    From Caracas,Venezuela.

  • Jesus

    It was an Undurraga (Chile) but since I was starting in the world of wine tasting, I did not write its name down. I’m still searching for it. It was delicious. By the way, it’s pronounced Melchor (like ch- in chocolate) otherwise it sounds Mel-core.

    Great show, great job!!!
    From Caracas,Venezuela.

  • sev

    I had the Colome Torrontes 2007 the other day…I was blown away with how aromatic it was. Almost too much coming out of that glass. Flowers, soap all day, and a little citrus. I definitely want to find that Chocalan, sounds awesome.

    QOTD: Favorite wine from South America has to be the Dolium Reserva Malbec, I forget which year though.

  • sev

    I had the Colome Torrontes 2007 the other day…I was blown away with how aromatic it was. Almost too much coming out of that glass. Flowers, soap all day, and a little citrus. I definitely want to find that Chocalan, sounds awesome.

    QOTD: Favorite wine from South America has to be the Dolium Reserva Malbec, I forget which year though.

  • conscious

    I realize that GV tastes A LOT more wines than I do, but I disagree with his 84 on the Coyam. I don’t think you get this kind of fruit and tannin balance from 84 point aussie and spanish wines. This wine has big fruit with acidity and back end tannins to match – great with a prime rib steak. Definitely new world and not overly complex but this is a well made wine and a pretty good QPR. I’m getting some more. Gotta trust my own “pal” after all.

  • conscious

    I realize that GV tastes A LOT more wines than I do, but I disagree with his 84 on the Coyam. I don’t think you get this kind of fruit and tannin balance from 84 point aussie and spanish wines. This wine has big fruit with acidity and back end tannins to match – great with a prime rib steak. Definitely new world and not overly complex but this is a well made wine and a pretty good QPR. I’m getting some more. Gotta trust my own “pal” after all.

  • http://www.brucejones.org/ Bruce

    QOTD – 2004 Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón Sangiovese. Had it in a little restaurant in the town of Trevelin in Patagonia, Argentina while on a fishing trip. We’d been drinking a LOT of wine and this one really stood out.

  • http://www.brucejones.org Bruce

    QOTD – 2004 Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón Sangiovese. Had it in a little restaurant in the town of Trevelin in Patagonia, Argentina while on a fishing trip. We’d been drinking a LOT of wine and this one really stood out.

  • Mr.Hooper

    2006 Ben Marco -ESPRESIVO

  • Mr.Hooper

    2006 Ben Marco -ESPRESIVO

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: De Martino Single Vineyard Malbec Maule Valley. 100% Malbec from bush vines but it doesn’t taste of fake violets that some overripe South American malbecs can do!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: De Martino Single Vineyard Malbec Maule Valley. 100% Malbec from bush vines but it doesn’t taste of fake violets that some overripe South American malbecs can do!

  • Jedi Jesus

    Great Episode Gary, Love your show, been watching for a few months but this is my first time posting.

    QOTD: 2004 Veramonte Primus, 90+ point Chilean Blend for about $15. Also very fond of the 2006 Alamos Malbec, a great great value.

  • http://palatematch.com/blog dcpatton

    QOTD: Recently, I really enjoyed the 2008 Cono Sur Vision Pinot Noir. It was a holiday gift. I recommended it and some of my friends have also been happy with it.

  • gman802

    2003 Yacochuya from Salta Argentina. The Colome is also from Salta. Any Argentine will tell you the best wines come from the northern provinces and not Mendoza, or at least I will tell you that.

  • Bob

    any Brazilian wines?

  • corkscrew

    Enjoy wines from both Chile and Argentina, both usually deliver good value. Have not tried these wines. Like Carmenere. QOTD-2002 Vina Altair-Altair-awesome http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: had a single vineyard malbec (yeah I know how chic it is right now) from Trapiche that was pretty darn good.
    I'm familiar w the torrontes made by Colome, I'll have to check their other 1 out
    Love seeing the spotlight on tannat, another varietal you don't hear enough about. Had one from Uruguay where it's supposed to be really up and coming that was really good, but my fav's are still from the Madiran, altho not this new style some wineries are using to make it real soft and fruit forward. I love it's tannin structure, but being one of the 4 most tannic commercial varietals, it just needs time to age, whereas it's usually drunk too young.

  • Familydoc

    Gary nailed this one. Three years later this wine is lovely. No hint of the harsh stuff that had him worried. Totally count chocula on the nose with cherries and meat juice. Delicious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_INBEPEMW3KGITAT566QZT2DF4E ejeffb2004

    We’re drinking the ’04 Chocolan tonight, its excellent, less of a fruit bomb now (approaching four years later) but elegant and balanced, with great aciditiy. Still tannic and likely could use more time? it finishes like an aged bordeaux… but pleases like a napa cab… LIQUORICE fans will be happy and boxwood/currant is the major flavor. Very drying on the finish. Bottle will evolve throughout the night. Where do we get more of this?

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