• ST: 93

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    93

    Close
  • WS: 96

    Wine Spectator Score

    96

    Close
  • RP: 99

    Robert Parker Score

    99

    Close
  • SN: 94

    Snooth Editorial Score

    94

    Close
  • WE: 89

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    89

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

With its ripe, intense blackcurrant nose and succulent palate, Le Petit Mouton is a great example of the exceptional quality of the second wines of the grands châteaux in 2009. This is rich and delicious with very juicy fruit and ripe tannins leading to a complex, savoury finish. This will be wonderful to drink in a few year's time whilst waiting for the Grand Vin to mature.

Editorial Reviews for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,514
4.50 5
05/02/2012

Cocoa, pomegranate, pencil lead, bit of ivy and herbs, blueberry, very aromatic, super fine herbaceous notes, violet, herbal, violet pastille, little paprika, smooth, ripe, a bit soft, ashy, lots of slightly extracty fruit, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, spicy, mineral hints on the background, good length, rich and intense, succulent almost cranberry note on the finish, sweet tannin finish, lightly jammy wild blueberry finish, beautifully integrated and powerful. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,514
4.00 5
05/13/2013

Lots of sweet fruit and spicy oak greets the nose along with notes of candied herbs, dried tomato and black currant fruit. Supple yet bright, this shows a lovely, lively character in the mouth with a blend of red and black berry fruit wrapped around subtle herb and clear baking spice flavors. There's a hint of creaminess to the texture, and a touch of sweetness from oak but this remains refined with good power and lovely balance. The finish is moderately long with a nice blue plum and spice note. Very complete wine. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,514
4.50 5
07/01/2011

This is tight on the nose with aromatic French oak and a small core of rather precise, lightly candied black currant/blackberry fruit peeking out. A touch soft in the mouth, this nonetheless is well-balanced with a nice combination of weight and intensity. Like the nose, one gets an impression of a wine not giving up its all but what is here is very attractive: red and black currant fruit, a nice streak of earth, a hint of caramel from the oak, all leading to a lovely finish that is moderately long and fruit-driven (though not fruity), with the oak lurking until the finale, where it adds some peppery spice. 91pts


Member Reviews for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

Add your review
4.50 5
11/27/2011

We got blackberry and plum on the nose with tobacco and a hint of light roast coffee. The mouthfeel was particularly smooth and round. On the palate, cinnamon candies, black cherry, plum, and caramel were detected. The finish was smooth as well, lingering with the taste of berry cola. There was little acidity and soft tannins overall.


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.00 5
08/05/2011

Dark berries and spicy. A hot and tannic.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
06/30/2012

Nice, peppery fruit. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
4.50 5
06/14/2011

I find myself smacking my lips long after finishing a glass. This was really layered: coffee and dark berries on the nose; juicy fruit on the palate; vanilla and toasty oak on the finish. Lots of body with very smooth, soft tannins. I wonder how this would fare with steak & chimichurri, would it stand up?


Snooth User: Rebecca Chapa
509712117
4.00 5
11/30/2011

Deep almost opaque violet, notes of red cherry and mocha, simple but forward moderate plus intensity nose. Moderate plus, juicy acidity, moderate plus alcohol and moderate plus to high intensity, full body. Nice red fruits on the palate, stewed strawberry, cola berry, hint of cherry Jolly Rancher, hint of chocolate covered cherry, nice melding of sweet, sour and bitter, quite a lot of toasty oak. Moderate plus to high tannin, somewhat grainy with an elegant and long finish.


Snooth User: bambie
24964928
4.00 5
09/08/2010

I Like it.


Snooth User: Warren Weigh
97526720
3.50 5
02/15/2012

taste so good with fruits and breads


1 2

External Reviews for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

External Review
09/27/2011

Opaque ruby. Black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth, with complicating licorice and floral nuances and a kick of cracked pepper. Smooth and expansive, with subtle tannins adding shape and grip on a long, spicy finish.


External Review
05/11/2011

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2009 750ML


External Review
01/08/2013

Some of the finest wines produced in Chile, particularly from the Carmenere grape, are being bottled and sold under the Terrunyo label under the direction of veteran winemaker Ignacio Recabarren.


External Review
01/10/2013

Marqués de Casa Concha Carmenere is an exceptional deep, dark red wine showcasing intense aromas of ripe black fruit coupled with spicy black pepper. On the palate, the wine is voluptuous with flavors of black berry, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla from the oak. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
05/19/2011

Violet red in the glass; flavors of herbs, berries and pepper are apparent in the palate. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, rounded and harmonic with a persistent finish. Very smooth, this affordable sipper provides forward fruit and easy drinkability, while a touch of Carménère offers structure and longevity.


External Review
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a lovely mouthfeel to the layers of coffee, red licorice, red plum and crushed black currant fruit, which all glide over the loamy finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

There's a lovely mouthfeel to the layers of coffee, red licorice, red plum and crushed black currant fruit, which all glide over the loamy finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2011.


1 2 3 4 5 6


All Prices

Shipping to:

With its ripe, intense blackcurrant nose and succulent palate, Le Petit Mouton is a great example of the exceptional quality of the second wines of the grands châteaux in 2009. This is rich and delicious with very juicy fruit and ripe tannins leading to a complex, savoury finish. This will be wonderful to drink in a few year's time whilst waiting for the Grand Vin to mature.

Dietary Information: Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Carmenère Top Lists







Snooth Media Network