Estampa 2008 Gold Assemblage Carmenere

 

Price: Around $22

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Color: Dark Red-Violet

Nose: Plums and herbs

Taste: Herbaceous all around.  Both on the nose and in mouth.  Pleasant berry flavors with some tobacco.

Summary: I found it to be a bit tight after letting my glass breathe for half an hour.  I would give this wine an additional two years in the bottle before opening.  I would go further by decanting it for a good hour.  This wine needs it.  If you follow these instructions you’ll have a pleasant and silkier experience all around.

The blend consists of 57% Carmenere, 23% Sauvignon Cabernet, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot.  Originates from Chile’s Colchagua valley.

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