Ecos de Rulo Carménère 2012 by Bisquertt Family Vineyard

IMG_1185 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus dry red wine with ripe plum and black cherries over sweet baking spice. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded balancing the medium acidity. The wine is structured and has a medium plus ripe fruit finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.bisquertt.cl/pdf/fichas_en/ecosderulo/2012-carmenere.pdf

Malbec Reserva 2013 by Viu Manent

IMG_1191 Grape Variety: Malbec 94%, Syrah 6%

Very good plus dry red wine with red raspberries and ripe blueberries over soft baking spices and a touch of white pepper. The fruit has medium intensity. The medium tannins are ripe and balance the medium minus acidity with the 13.5% alc . Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.viumanent.cl/en/our-wines/estate-collection/malbec/

Curvee Alexandre Cab Sauvignon 2012 by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_1161 Grape Variety: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon; 9% Cabernet Franc

Very good plus dry red wine with mixed black raspberry and red plums over cigar box and a touch of sweet baking spice. The medium ripe and rounded tannins balance the medium acidity bringing structure to the wine. The medium fruit concentration leads to a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 8-10 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/cuvee-alexandre/?grape=5&year=0

Limited Selection Cab. Sauvignon/Carmenère 2012 by Montes

IMG_1071 Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Carménère 30%

Very good minus dry red wine with blackberry and ripe blueberries over hints of chocolate, baking spice and pleasant cigar box note. The rounded medium tannins bring balance with the medium minus acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and leads to a medium plus finish. The wine is drinking well now and will for 5-6 years.

http://www.monteswines.com

Tributo Carménère 2011 by Caliterra Winery

IMG_1083 Grape Variety: Carmenere 91% Syrah 3% Cabernet Franc 6%

Very good dry red wine with black fruit over a touch of bright cherry with dried herbs and baking spice notes. The medium tannins are rounded and mature. The medium plus acidity brings balance to the medium plus fruit concentration. The finish is medium plus and herbal. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

http://www.caliterra.com/our-wines/tributo/carmenere/

Adobe Reserva Carménère 2010 by Emiliana

IMG_1049 Grape Variety: 85% Carménère, 15% Syrah

Good plus dry red wine with ripe cherries and white pepper over bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are ripe and sweet leading to a medium length. The wine has good complexity and medium plus fruit concentration. Drink now and for next 3-4 years.

http://www.emiliana.cl/our-wines/organics/adobe/carmenere/

Le Dix de Los Vascos 2011 by Doms. Barons de Rothschild

IMG_1021 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauviginon, 10% Carménère and 5% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with black plums over red currents and a strong oak presence with baking spice and touch of mocha. The fruit has medium plus intensity and concentration. The medium tannins are ripe and well integrated leading to medium plus length. The wine is complex and will age for 7-10 years.

http://www.lafite.com/en/the-domaines/vina-los-vascos/the-wines/le-dix-de-los-vascos/

MontGras Reserva Carmenère 2010 by Viña MontGras

IMG_0926 Grape Variety: 85% Carmenère 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good minus dry red wine with black raspberries and cherries over mixed baker’s spice and noted white pepper. The medium tannins are grippy and with the medium minus acidity give a medium length. The fruit has good intensity and the wine shows complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.montgras.cl/english/vinos_res.htm

Pehuén 2007 by Vina Santa Rita

IMG_0954 Grape Variety: 95% Apalta Valley Carménère and 5% Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Outstanding minus dry red wine with ripe black berries and plums over a complex of vanilla and other baking spices with a earthy floral note. The fruit concentration and intensity are both high and the finish is long and sweet. The medium plus ripe tannins bring structure with the medium plus acidity. The wine has very good complexity. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

http://www.santarita.com/international/our-wines/pehuen/carmenere/