Chilensis Carménère Valle del Maule Reserva 2008
The 2008 Chilensis Reserva Carmenère is bright and clean, with a deep violet-red color. Intense and elegant aromas of black fruit such as blackberry and plum meld with spicy aromas of black pepper and bay leaf. Its months of oak aging lend delicious notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and tobacco. On the palate, smooth, elegant tannins are complemented by enveloping flavors of ripe red fruits and present a pleasing and persistent finish with good volume.
Chilensis is one of the private label of brands of Chilean wines produced by Via Wine Group. The wines are produced throughout the country in different regions by different producers, reflecting regional grapes and styles. Via Wine Group is a Chilean and American company that sources wines from different regions and markets them to the US. Chilensis wines are certified organic and sustainable.
So, what does this stuff taste like? Have you ever gotten a big cigarette lighter and a piece of saddle leather and just lit that sucker up, blew it out, and then sucked on it? Me either. But I feel like this describes the experience I’m having . . . [more:] http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/chilensis-reserva-carmenere-review/
Great wine for the price. I had a wine tasting party with wines from $10 to $40 a bottle. For most people, the Chilensis, the $10 bottle, was their favorite.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chilensis Carménère Valle del Maule Reserva
87 points - International Wine Cellar, Vivid ruby. Smoky cherry and fruitcake aromas are complicated by licorice and dried flowers. Deep, smoky dark fruits on the palate, with dusty tannins adding s
87 points - International Wine Cellar, "Vivid ruby. Smoky cherry and fruitcake aromas are complicated by licorice and dried flowers. Deep, smoky dark fruits on the palate, with dusty tannins adding structure. The licorice note comes back on the spicy, slightly hard-edged finish." Mar/Apr 10 By Josh Raynolds