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Chono Carménère Isla de Maipo 2006

Member Review by sperwin:

I was first introduced to the lovely Carmenere grape by wine guru Scott at Appellation Wines in Chelsea. Knowing my love for big, spicy reds from South America (seriously, give me a good Malbec and I'm yours for the taking), he thought I might enjoy this complex Bordeaux refugee. This particular vintage is subtle and dusty on your lips but smacks your palate hard (but not too hard...) after that first sip - which is exactly what you want from a Chilean red. I like it, though, because it's not quite as full bodied as, say, a Malbec or a Cab, so it's a lighter glass on the whole. Goes great with Manchego cheese or anything involving beef. It's one of my standards - give it a shot.

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Snooth User: sperwin
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3.50 5
09/26/2008

I was first introduced to the lovely Carmenere grape by wine guru Scott at Appellation Wines in Chelsea. Knowing my love for big, spicy reds from South America (seriously, give me a good Malbec and I'm yours for the taking), he thought I might enjoy this complex Bordeaux refugee. This particular vintage is subtle and dusty on your lips but smacks your palate hard (but not too hard...) after that first sip - which is exactly what you want from a Chilean red. I like it, though, because it's not quite as full bodied as, say, a Malbec or a Cab, so it's a lighter glass on the whole. Goes great with Manchego cheese or anything involving beef. It's one of my standards - give it a shot.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

This is a hearty, dark red wine made from the Carménère grape variety. It's aged in oak for a short period of time to give it just a little spice on the palate. An excellent choice for anything barbecued or meat-based.




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