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What's New in Booze - 9.1 out of 10 The Veramonte Primus is a blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The best grapes from the top vin... Read more
An excellent wine, though harder to find now and the price has gone up. It is unique but very drinkable. Read more
Drinking really well right now. Had with steak and it complemented nicely. Dark, earthy, woody nose but not overpowering. Smooth, dark fruit, wi... Read more
Food Pairings for Veramonte Red Blend Primus
What's New in Booze - 9.1 out of 10 The Veramonte Primus is a blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The best grapes from the top vineyard parcels are carefully sorted, destemmed, and fermented separately before blending and aging for 2 years in French Oak barrels, about 50% of which are new each year. This dark ruby red wine has aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla followed by a palate that seems to burst in your mouth with flavors of chocolate covered cherries summed up by a dusty tannic finish.
An excellent wine, though harder to find now and the price has gone up. It is unique but very drinkable.
Drinking really well right now. Had with steak and it complemented nicely. Dark, earthy, woody nose but not overpowering. Smooth, dark fruit, with decent tannin and mellow finish. Had let breath for about 30 minutes. Very impressed.
Interesting blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. As mentined in other review this vintage is getting harder to find and at a more expensive price. Dark purple in color. Aromas of smoke and earth but sublte. Medium mouth feel with some oak tannins but overall green. Maybe wait a bit on this one.
I thought this was exceptionally good value. 51% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17% Carmenere. Heady aromas of plum, blackberry, spice, and plum blossom aromas and flavors. Satiny texture. Beautiful dark color. Integrated tannins, and a cedar-spice finish. Nicely made, well-balanced, drinking well now and through2009.
Fantastic Cab blend - oak and smoke, earthy and bold with smooth finish
First had this wine in Holland, where it is considerably more expensive, and seems to have become quite popular, and had indeed driven the price up. the oldest I can find now is 2005. The 2000 was quite good, and now sadly very hard to find.
External Reviews for Veramonte Red Blend Primus
Wine & Spirits ReviewRated 92One of the first cool-climate reds from Chile, the newest version of Primus is packed with red cherry flavors and notes of bell pepper and bacon. The flavors of blackberry juice and clove end on a plush, mouthwatering finish. Ready to pour now with a steak, it will also gain complexity with time.Wine Tasting NotesA blend of Carmenere (The Lost Bordeaux Grape), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Primus is a combination of power and finesse from Veramonte's Casablanca Valley Estate. Primus 2005 has a rich, ripe character with expressive fruit and exotic spice resulting in a complex wine with a good body, yet velvety texture and elegant, ripe tannins.
A Merlot-dominant wine with Cabernet and Carmenere, Primus shows licorice and raisin on the nose with concentrated black fruit carrying the flavor profile. There's ample warmth and spice on the finish, and a light tannic structure holding it all together.
Smoky and fleshy, with plum and black cherry notes backed by hints of cocoa, grilled herb and mineral. Fleshy, smoky finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2007.
The proprietary red wine, the 2004 Primus, is a blend of 47% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 23% Carmenere. It delivers an attractive perfume of pain grille, black cherry and blueberry. This is followed by a supple, ripe wine with no hard edges in a racy style. Drink this tasty, lively red over the next five years.
Supple and lengthy, with a solid mix of black cherry, currant, spice and tobacco notes. An herb hint peeks in on the back end. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2009. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Focused, with a tangy grilled herb streak running through the solid core of crushed red plum, cherry and red currant fruit. Mineral and briar hints fill in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenère. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Ripe and smoky, with dark plum, tobacco and cocoa notes followed by plenty of bacony toast on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. Drink now through 2007.
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