Montgras Carmenere Reserve 2008

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The grapes came from the MontGras Estate vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. MontGras Carmenère Reserva is made from t...

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This was a heavy wine with lots of green tannin. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010. Read more

I really enjoyed this one. It had a beautiful darkness too it and was a medium/heavy wine in my book. Had great spice and fruit with a little bit... Read more

The wine had a luscious, deep purple color and very visible legs. On the nose, there was an abundance of black fruit and baking spices aromas—most... Read more

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
04/23/2010

This was a heavy wine with lots of green tannin. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
168755714
3.50 5
02/05/2010

I really enjoyed this one. It had a beautiful darkness too it and was a medium/heavy wine in my book. Had great spice and fruit with a little bit of mineral in it.


Snooth User: Alleigh
86155322
3.50 5
05/29/2009

The wine had a luscious, deep purple color and very visible legs. On the nose, there was an abundance of black fruit and baking spices aromas—mostly all-spice and cinnamon. There was also just the slightest hint of vanilla. In the mouth, the black fruit flavors took a back seat to the spice cabinet, with nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla being the most prominent. As the flavors lingered, a toastiness emerged to round out and bind the flavors together. For the rest of my review of this wine, visit my blog http://bit.ly/110lBO


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Burnt underbrush and red fruit on the meaty nose. Very light tannins and acid - flabby but juicy. Simple plummy black fruit. A touch of pencil lead. $13


Snooth User: TikiA
59459145
3.00 5
09/29/2010

I really liked this wine. It was dark, rich, nice chioce for a rainy afternoon.


Snooth User: ronandtrang
33088932
2.00 5
12/18/2009

Wilfred Wong from BevMo gave this wine 92 pts. Big disappointment. I'd give it about an 86-87. Too spicy and too acidic.


Snooth User: skh
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4.00 5
05/02/2011

Very nice old world style wine. Dry & complex with mineral undertones and a nice finish.


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2.00 5
08/08/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes came from the MontGras Estate vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. MontGras Carmenère Reserva is made from this little known French grape variety, which was originally grown in Bordeaux for use in the classic blend of the region. In the 1800s it was brought to Chile and has since thrived, although it is seldom seen outside Chile. Through recent genetic testing of vines, we have discovered that much of what was originaly thought of as Chilean Merlot, is in fact Carmenere, easily mistaken as here it produces soft, full and rounded red wines, of which MontGras is an excellent example. This example is deep purple / red in colour with a full bouquet of spice, oak and black fruit and a firm but juicy palate. It offers plum, damson and curranty characters alongside well integrated toasty oak and layers of vanilla. A very good example of Carmenere. Serve with Teriyaki pork chops, lamb chops with minted potatoes and zucchini or blackened steak salad.

The grapes came from the MontGras Estate vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. MontGras Carmenère Reserva is made from this little known French grape variety, which was originally grown in Bordeaux for use in the classic blend of the region. In the 1800s it was brought to Chile and has since thrived, although it is seldom seen outside Chile. Through recent genetic testing of vines, we have discovered that much of what was originaly thought of as Chilean Merlot, is in fact Carmenere, easily mistaken as here it produces soft, full and rounded red wines, of which MontGras is an excellent example. This example is deep purple / red in colour with a full bouquet of spice, oak and black fruit and a firm but juicy palate. It offers plum, damson and curranty characters alongside well integrated toasty oak and layers of vanilla. A very good example of Carmenere. Serve with Teriyaki pork chops, lamb chops with minted potatoes and zucchini or blackened steak salad.

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