Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2009
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.
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Editorial Reviews for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red
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
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
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
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.
Dark berries and spicy. A hot and tannic.
Nice, peppery fruit. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
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?
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.
I Like it.
taste so good with fruits and breads
External Reviews for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red
A juicy red, displaying bright acidity to back the cassis, blackberry coulis and plum puree notes that expand with layered flavors of graphite, wildflowers and smoke. Drink now.
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.
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.
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.
Farbe sattes Dunkelrot Bukett: Aromen nach Pflaume, Johannisbeere und Schokolade mit einer Note nach Kaffee und leichten Röstaromen Geschmack: voller Körper, mild, gut strukturiert mit einer Note nach Pflaume und Gewürzen
Superfresh, with vibrant tangerine, yellow apple and heather notes backed by nice cut on the mineral-filled finish. A deliciously unadorned style. Drink now through 2012.
Food Pairings for Concha Frontera Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red
Dietary Information: Organic
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