Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2010
Blocks 181 and 185 in the Ninquen vineyard in Colchagua Valley, between Chile’s Coastal Range and the Andes. Soil here is rich in clay, strewn with rocks and stones. 7-year-old vines trellised using vertical shoot positioning. Grapes are handpicked at the end of April and subjected to a cold soak over 4 days. Whole berries are fermented on the skins and remain in contact with the skins for 26 days. The wine is aged 18 months in new French oak barrels before bottling. Complements red meats, poultry and hard cheeses
External Reviews for Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2008 - 90 Points, eRobertParker.com/ Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Carmenere 30%; opaque purple; dense black fruits, ripe, succulent fruit.
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2008 - Wine Spectator/ Forward, with a good slightly gushy core of blackberry, black currant and pepper flavors...toasty finish.
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2007 - Massachusetts' Beverage Business/ A 70/30 mix. In oak 16 months. Seamless wine with mellow fruit and strength of character. Still some tannin.
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ It has an enticing aromatic array of smoke, pencil lead, spice box, black currant, and blueberry. On the palate this complex effort has layers of fruit, savory flavors, excellent balance and enough structure to evolve.
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2006 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine/ Well balanced and complex in style, this is full bodied, intensely flavored, and very long on the finish, tasting of blackberry, toast, spicy oak, herbs and black currant. Lightly tannic.
Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2009 - 87 points, International Wine Cellar/ Inky-purple. Youthful aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice, bitter chocolate and herbs, enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Juicy and fresh but also velvety and a bit loose-knit, displaying fleshy cherry and blackcurrant flavors and a hint of smoky herbs. Tannins come up with air and carry through a smooth, slightly warm finish.
/ Has a nice gutsy feel, showing briar, dark cherry and currant fruit, with some bacony toast.