Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva 2008
External Reviews for Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva
Great concentration of dark red fruits, with delicate sweet tones of vanilla, cloves and coconut. On the palate, the wine is powerful and concentrated with ripe, soft savory tannins.
What Malbec has been for Argentina, Irsquo;m hoping Carmeacute;negrave;re will be for Chile! The Santa Rita is lusher than many others, but with the same intense spice and herbal notes that hallmark the grape. Deep black and red currant notes dominate on the palate, with hints of anise, pepper, allspice and green pepper. Perfect for barbecued items, but also works exceptionally well with heavy mushroom-dishes and roasted meats.
A slightly jammy style, with juicy raspberry and fig notes followed by spice and licorice hints. Good length. For fans of the style. Drink now.
Spice box, incense, balsamic, herbs; savory, ripe, no hard edges, excellent balance, drink nowndash;5 years.
Has a fair amount of toast, but overall this is fleshy and sweet, with tasty brier and pepper notes. Nice juicy finish. Drink now.
Marshmallow sweetness and oak aromas give it a confected nose, while the mouth is weighty, concentrated and sappy, with mildly raspy berry and plum flavors. More spicy than herbal, with sweetness and forward oak on the finish. A full-force wine, but one thatrsquo;s fairly basic.
While herbal aromas initially dominate, notes of green pepper and ripe strawberries emerge to lend dimension to this soft wine. For torta pascualina (spinach pie).
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Intense ruby-red colour. Fresh ripe black fruits with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Silky tannins, lovely sweetness and a beautiful long finish.