Price: Around $75
Color: Deep ruby
Nose: Blackberries and red fruit with vanilla, leather, and eucalyptus notes
Taste: Dry and medium to dense in body. Subtle tannins that blend with near perfect acidity for a rich velvet fruit experience. Red cherries on the palate with hints of black olive.
Summary: This is my final tasting for 2011 but I have to say, it may be one of the best of the year. Definitely the best Carmenere I tasted in 2011. A well balanced, rich and complex wine that delivers exemplary Carmenere fruit flavor that persists on the palate. Good cellaring potential but great for drinking now.
Product of Chile’s Colchagua valley.