Light bodied and not very viscous for a Carmenere. Still a good bottle of wine that isn't overly Chilean. Good gateway wine for American wine drinkers.
Very green and astringent. Tasted at Geneva Festival of the Vines 9/11/2010
$9.99 @ FreshDirect
Three and a half glasses
Best bargain wine! Goes wonderfully by it self or you can match it with grilled food.
External Reviews for Vina Montgras Carmenere Reserva Colchagua Valley
Carmenere Reserva 2010 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Shines with a nice purple lustre then opens with big blackberry and spiced plum flavors that are earthy and wild. The palate is round, ripe and feels good, and the flavors are centered on herbal blackberry and toast. Very good for the price range.
Carmenere Reserva 2009 - 89 Points, eRobertParker.com/ Savory, ripe, plump, with a palate of black fruit compote. Sweet, lengthy, and long.
Carmenere Reserva 2010 - 88 points, International Wine Cellar/ Dark violet. Blackberry and musky spices on the nose. Juicy, focused and very fruity, almost jammy, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors with a spicy underpinning. Finishes with solid bite, showing good clarity and gentle spiciness.
Deep purple with powerful spicy aromas mingled withmint and wild herbs. On the palate, soft and round tannins combine with a subtle vanilla and toasty flavors.
/ Delicious Carmenere. Supple and full bodied with fairly intense fruitiness (black currant, plum), with overtones of cedar, toast, and cooked meat. Great Value.
Carmenere Reserva 2010 - 86 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Friendly with crushed cherry pie and blackberry fruit layered with judicious toast and followed by a lively finish.
Ninquen 2009 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ This Syrah-Cab blend is an oaky specimen with no shortage of vanilla, cream and sawdust on the nose. In the mouth, it’s quite rich, almost to the point of being syrupy. Flavors of blackberry, toast, vanilla and popcorn announce even more generous oak, while the finish is warm in feel, with baked fruit, mint and vanilla flavors.
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<p>This well-rounded deep violet red wine is produced in Colchagua Valley of Chile. With ripe, soft tannins, this wine has with great structure and freshness.</p>
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