Viña Cono Sur Carménère Colchagua Valley 2008
Spicy and structured, but unfortunately not a very good nose. Hardly able to get the dark chocolate aftertaste which I had expected from a Carmenere.
Much better than I expected for $10 and a screw cap, fruity and yet earthy at the same time. Cherry cola, blackberry, tobacco, and oak nicely balance out. Rich, full of flavor, what a value for the price. Chile should be very proud of its wines these days.
A nice wine priced for a song! Opens easily with berries, slight smokieness, and burst of acidity. Velvety tannins are there but well integrated. Would give this 5 glasses if I considered price at all. Varietally correct as well, tastes like the component of a Bordeux blend that it is (at least used to be). If you like Cab Franc...give this grape a try.
Very smooth, I`m fond of that subtle chocolate and herb note.
Soy aficionado, a mi parecer un vino con buen ataque y taninos aterciopelados, buena expresión en nariz, buena relacion precio calidad.
Three and a half glasses
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Spicy, earthy red with great fruit, hearty body and elegant richness. Don't let the obscure varietal throw you off - you will love this wine if you like Cabs, Syrahs or Merlots. Very easy to drink, with excellent food-pairing potential. Serve this with any steak, beef stew or grilled vegetable dish.
Deep ruby. Ripe aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, plum and tobacco, lifted by a subtle floral quality. Rich and ripe, with a rather supple texture and a sweet dark berry flavor dominating. I don't detect any tannins in this fruit bomb. Finishes with expansive dark fruit character and sweet persistence.
Bold, yet extremely smooth, this wine gives off a deep garnet red color in the glass that leads to flavors of cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate and coffee.