(2022) From vineyards close to the ocean and cooled by sea breezes. There is vherry and red plum freshness but a meatiness too, a dry ashy and chalk quality to the tannins and acidity adds to the savoury freshness.
(2022) Golden colour and a fine Gewurz expression with the Turkish delight and old rose aromatics, ripe figgy and musky fruit. The palate is dry and lightly spicy, plenty of vibrant fruit, clean and fresh, but weighty in texture, finishing with plenty of vibrant acidity.
(2021) As you may guess from the name, a high altitude wine, from coarse volcanic soils 1,245 metres up in the Andes. It spends six months in oak. Lots of classic plum and chocolate here, a nice savoury note of dried blood or game, and perhaps that high altitude adding a gently leafy, herbal nuance too. Sweet and fleshy on the palate, there's plenty of ripe fruit here, but a nicely grainy touch of tannin and chocolate/mocha note marries with good, sour cherry acidity to balance very nicely.
(2016) A fine, traditional method and award-winning sparkling Pinot from Miguel Torres' Chilean operation, this has a creamy mousse and crisp apple aromas and flavours, a light touch of floral character adding extra interest, the finish dry but easy and approachable, in a very stylish wine.
(2010) The name means Cape Horn. 80% Curico Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cachapoal Syrah and 5% Maule Malbec. Eighteen months in mostly new French barrels. Lots of Sandalwood and incense aromatics, with a dusty, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. The fruit is fresh on the palate, with a bit of cherry fruit and very silky tannins. The palate has lovely sour orange acidity and lots of grip, the Malbec perhaps adding a little extra damson skin and plumy darkness.
(2010) Curico fruit. Not hugely expressive on the nose. With a bit of fat, lemony fruit and touch of apple skin. The palate is crisper and more bracing than the varietal, with more of that lemony bite and a touch of salty minerality.
(2010) Quite gamy and earthy, with cedary, focused black fruit. Spicy, but again quite tight and has even a touch of herbal aromatics. The palate follows through with that spice and herb-edged character. Very nice fruit and balance, and a great sense of freshness here.
(2007) 85% of the grapes come from Millaman's home estate, 15% from Santa Cruz, and only 10% of the blend is aged in second-use French barriques. Lovely balance of tropical, ripe, pineapple fruit with a much fresher, jucier citrus. This has very good palate weight, with a racy, cool fruit quality, but very ripe and full, and with fine balance.
(2007) 50/50 blend Syrah and Malbec, from Curico and Maipo. Shiraz is grown on trellis with drip irrigation, Malbec on old flood-irrrigated trellises, planted in 1939. The wine sees 12 months in oak, 85% French. Beautifully appealing, deep-fruited nose, with rich, mulberry and cassis fruit and plenty of spice. There are lovely violetty and super-ripe, creamy fruit notes. In the mouth this has plenty of richness and depth, with jammy, full fruit and plenty of smooth, unctuous depth.
(2007) 15% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. 85% from San Clemenete, 15% from Curico. 100% matured in French and American barriques. Green pepper and spices on the nose, with a dusty, smoky quality. Some leathery notes to solid black fruit. Juicy and fresh on the palate, with lovely fruit. Becomes quite fine and cedary, with very nice savoury fruit and oak quality, a nicely grippy tanninc edge and good acidity. Very fine indeed.