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Deep garnet at the core, the wine lightens toward the rim. Lifted aromas waft from the glass. Sweet tobacco, mashed mulberries, bay leaf and safron... Read more
Medium ruby color, not opaque. Nose of red fruits, bing cherry, hint of mint and mixed red berries, cranberry. Moderate plus to high tannins acid... Read more
Deep red, smooth and rich, dark chocolate, plums and blackcurrants with a touch of spice - yum! Read more
Food Pairings for Carmen Carmenere Gran Reserva
Deep garnet at the core, the wine lightens toward the rim. Lifted aromas waft from the glass. Sweet tobacco, mashed mulberries, bay leaf and safron mingle on the nose and incorporate stir-fried mushrooms, fresh-turned earth and aloe on the palate. The mouthfeel exhibits moderate extraction with light viscosity – just enough to make this a better food than sipping wine. There’s solid, supporting acidity. The powdery tannins show enough intensity to provide a light drying sensation on the modest finish.
Medium ruby color, not opaque. Nose of red fruits, bing cherry, hint of mint and mixed red berries, cranberry. Moderate plus to high tannins acidity, high alcohol, moderate intensity, medium bodied with moderate plus very chalky and grainy, and teeth gripping. Cherry, cranberry, very vibrant and forward red fruits but very simple and one-dimensional. Hints of dried herbs, oregano, slight weedy, moderate plus length.
Deep red, smooth and rich, dark chocolate, plums and blackcurrants with a touch of spice - yum!
I love the depth and dark chocolate hints (tried 2008)
Vegetal? Label says: 13.5% alcohol blackberries, rhubarb, cherries, soft chocolate, vanilla and pepper
Nice Carmenere for the value for sure. Starts off with light sour cherry, but quicky becomes a deeper darker fruit and finishes to a little pepper and perhaps a little green pepper. There is a little smoothness due to oak.
This wine is a thin wine. It is very subtle in its way of revealing the different tastes this wine has to offer. When smelling one first notes very ripe cherry’s (amarena cherries) but later this turns to cassis. The taste however is completely different. Different kinds of licorice come forward, maybe a hint of laurel? But the original grape flavor is still there too! (lightly sweet cassis) The wine has quite a bit of tannins but it is a fun wine to drink. Not a very hard hitting top-end wine... but a wine you, as a lover can enjoy, but your less educated (in wine!) guests can also appreciate as a "good" wine. Even though I am still a beginner myself in the world of wine I feel confident you will taste the same.
External Reviews for Carmen Carmenere Gran Reserva
Recommended - Decanter Wine Awards 2010 Pioneering, energetic, cosmopolitan, elegant, innovative and contemporary, Vina Carmen was the first producer in Chile to specialize in organic grapes. They were responsible for identifying Carmenere, which had previously been thought of as Merlot. They were among the first to produce – to acclaim – premium Chilean wines. From the winery in the Maipo Valley, and using primary fruit from that area, as well as carefully-sited vineyards in Rapel, Casablanca and Curico, Carmen have produced a series of fruit-driven wines, stylish both in taste and look, which are stunning in their intensity and purity of their aromas. Grapes : Carmenere 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Region : Chile / Colchagua Maker : Sebastian Labbe Notes : Intense red fruit character on the nose with hints of toasted tobacco, cedar and oak. Full bodied with lovely balance and a deep, velvety texture with beautiful length. Serve : Serve this wine with Filet Mignon, roast prime rib, roast duck, rabbit, lamb cutlets, meatballs, ratatouille, kebab, rich pasta dishes and cheeses such as Gruyère, Manchego, Parmesan, Cantal, Cheddar. ABV : 14%
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