Santa Monica Reserva Carmenere Rapel Valley Chile 2006
AROMAS Dominant aromas of dark spicy red fruits, reminiscent of cherries, red currants, raspberries, and blackberries. This Carmenere also offers nuances of bittersweet chocolate, tar, tobacco, and leather, plus a bit of smoke. TASTE Intense flavors of ripe, spicy red fruits dominate the palate, along with black currants and blackberries, but with a soft, velvety texture due to the mild tannins. As the wine sits in your mouth, the rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate, tobacco and soft tar begin to shine through, perhaps with a hint of licorice, black pepper or light smoke. The long, pleasant finish lingers with tastes of dark fruit and leather. ELEVAGE 4-6 months, French oak barrels.