The red blend 2014 Cauquenina mixes grapes from the old, dry-farmed Secano Interior and coastal zones of Maule on red granite soils, fermented and then blended. The final blend varies greatly with the vintage, as they pay more attention to the soils. This is a majority of País and Carignan with Malbec, Syrah and always a pinch of Portuguais Bleu. It's always minty and balsamic, with notes of menthol. The palate is more austere than what I expected, somehow earthy and with some dusty tannins and a slightly bitter finish.
Score: 92 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2017