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, 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.
Reserva Carmenere 2009 - 87 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ On the nose it's sweet, smooth and seductive... with... blackberry and boysenberry fruit.
Carmenere Reserva 2009 - 89 Points, eRobertParker.com/ Savory, ripe, plump, with a palate of black fruit compote. Sweet, lengthy, and long.
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.
Inky ruby. Fresh blackberry, raspberry, incense and rose on the slightly reduced nose. Firm and refreshingly brisk, offering fresh red and dark berry flavors and a kick of peppery spice. Very young but shows good, energetic fruitiness. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and good persistence.
Plump and velvety, this fruity red offers plum, blackberry and tangerine flavors, accented with vanilla and licorice. Not muscular, but generous. Drink now through 2012.A very fresh, forward style, with tasty grape and blackberry fruit laced with roasted vanilla and cocoa notes. Drink now.
On the nose itrsquo;s sweet, smooth and seductive, but thatrsquo;s where the sweet nothings end. The palate is super concentrated and intense, with almost overpowering blackberry and boysenberry fruit. A high-octane red if there ever was one, and thatrsquo;s all hammered home on the warm, menthol-laden finish.
Food Pairings for Vina Montgras Carmenere Reserva Colchagua Valley
<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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