95 Points - James Suckling
A beautifully refined red with currant, spice and cedar character. Full body, fine tannins and a long and caressing finish. Drink or hold. Aged 18 months in new French oak and one year in bottle before release. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, 5% merlot and 5% petit verdot blend.
95 Points - James Suckling
In the vanguard of a Chilean ‘cool climate’ Syrah revolution, this single vineyard wine displays a floral nose and a complex palate of black pepper, incense and lively red fruits. With its firm yet fine, ripe tannins, this wine will only increase in complexity and depth as it ages. A beguiling wine produced in very limited quantity.
97 Points - Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com)
If the 2012 was impressive, the 2013 Finca Piedra Infinita is otherworldy! There is high finesse here, pure, with more tension than in 2012. The nose is subtle, with the violets and the blueberries but also an herbal part, a vegetal side of aromatic herbs and also some subtle minerality. This is more restrained than exuberant. The finish is mineral, tasty and to the point of being almost salty, with tannins that remind you of pure chalk. The soil sensation here is greater than in the Aluvional Altamira and that's the main difference between the wines. This certainly goes beyond Malbec.
99 Points James Suckling
“Even better than the debut and great 2014. Perfumed and vivid with strawberry, raspberry, flower leaf, cedar, stone and flint. Full body yet compacted and compressed giving it an ultra-fine palate profile. Tension and finesse. Light citrus finish. Polished to almost perfection. Seamless finish. 500 cases made. Drink now”
The 2015 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon mixes fruit from Luján de Cuyo with some 25% from the Valle de Uco. It fermented in stainless steel tanks with full natural malolactic. Ten percent of the wine matured in new American oak barrels and was bottled one year after the harvest. This is very fruit-driven, fresh and clean, with very little influence from the oak, very drinkable and fresh. There's good purity of fruit, very fine tannins and a soft texture, avoiding any over-ripeness without sacrificing depth. I was impressed. They are picking slightly earlier and using oak more judiciously.
91 Points - Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com)
There is great purity and precision, a sharp Chardonnay with very little effect of the oak, just a spicy twist, a wine that incites you to drink with effervescent acidity that makes you salivate and cleanses your palate. Great, sharp Chardonnay.
98 Points - James Suckling
Fabulous aromas of slate, rust, iron, and dried strawberries. Full body, firm tannins, wonderfully polished. Fine and caressing. Complex flavors too. A wonderful finish. Dusty texture as well. This is a small production wine from the family’s best vineyards of the Manzanar farm with pure slate soils.
90 Points - Luis Gutierezz (erobertparker.com)
The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full malolactic, with 15% of the volume put into neutral French oak barrels and bottled seven months after the harvest. It's very fresh and varietal, with a nose that mixes white flowers and fruit and a balsamic twist. The palate is fresh and sharp, elegant with very clean flavors, showcasing the minerality of the soils. Is this the finest Felino Chardonnay to date?
93 Points - Luis Gutierrz (erobertparker.com)
The 2012 Aluvional Vista Flores is produced with Malbec grapes from Vista Flores, in the Tunuyan department of the Uco Valley, from a vineyard at 1,100 meters altitude. It opens with opulent aromas of wild herbs and violets, very showy and elegant, and has a medium-bodied palate with extremely polished, glossy tannins and a sweet texture. It is fluid and very drinkable. Drink now-2018.
99 Points - James Suckling
Superb aromas of black currants, rose petal and mint. Lavender and stones too. Full body with incredible fruit density. Complex, yet it's agile and bright. Tannins are perfectly polished. It builds on the palate and shows the structure of a first growth Bordeaux but remains so Chilean. A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carménère, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes. Even better than the amazing 2012.