Name: Casa Silva
Country: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape(s): Semillon & Gewurztraminer
Vintage: (Late Harvest) 2007
Colour: clear, medium intensity, golden colour
Smell: This was a clean, light and fruity flavour. The first aromas were like a fruit cocktail aroma with a strong pineapple scent. A deeper insight into this smell we picked up vanilla and cream. Great scent overall and quite appealling that my mouth was beginning to water.
Taste: This was a sweet, low acidic light bodied flavour. Its flavour spoke volumes of honey, caramel, candy even a light port interpretation. If you have heard of a drink called Irn Bru (an export from Scotland) it really tasted like that. The length of this wine was short.
Conclusion: An acceptable wine. It had been a long time since I had drunk a dessert wine and so it was a pleasant reintroduction. I was very surprised by the differences between the scents and the flavours. I was expecting a fruiter/floral base and was shocked to taste more sweeter flavours. We opened this bottle with the intention of enjoying it while we sat and enjoyed the evening however, it clearly was too sweet to be a bottle we were about to finish, so we stop drinking it. If we had been enjoying a dessert, maybe a chocolate moose, fruit cake or a nice creme brullee this would have been a very complimentry drink.
WINEDEX: 6 out of 10.
Final comments: Sweet wines are very much a personal preference. This was the first sweet wine I had from Chile and I it could definately stand on its own. Again Chile does a great job at presenting a great wine. Chile is definately a great wine producer and I look forward to trying a lot more.