Apaltagua Grial 2008 Carmenere

Apaltagua Grial 2008 Carmenere

Price: Around $75

Rating: ★★★★½

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.

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