Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere 2010 by Viña Carmen

Grape Varieties: Carmenere 100%

Very good wine with ripe dark fruit, hints of coffee and chocolate over baking spice. The medium tannins are ripe and balance the medium minus acidity giving good structure. The fruit has medium plus intensity and concentration. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

Carmen Gran Reserva Merlot 2010 by Carmen

Grape Variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Malbec

Very good wine with rich red berries and ripe red plums over baking spice and a floral note. The medium acidity and grippy tannins give good structure. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and concentration. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

100th Posting 2 older Cabernet Sauvignons

Don Melchor 1990 by Concha y Toro

Very good plus wine with medium fruit intensity of ripe black berries and notes of cigar box, eucalyptus, sweet jam note, smoky salami and new saddle leather. The medium tannins are very well resolved. The wine has good fruit concentration and has held up well. Medium plus finish. Drink now it has begun to fade.


Margaux 1991 by Viña Carmen

Good plus wine with rich dark plum and black current notes over baking spice, leather, tar, mint and an earthiness. The medium minus tannins are smooth and with the 14% alc still give good structure. The fruit has medium minus intensity and concentration. The finish is medium. The wine is fading but still pleasurable, drink now.

Gold Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 by Viña Carmen

Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good wine with red plums and currents, cigar box and note of sweet herbs. The fruit has medium intensity and very good concentration. The medium tannins are ripe and balance the medium acidity with medium plus alcohol. The wine is structured and has a medium plus length. Drink now and for 5-7 years.

Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 by Viña Carmen

Grape Variety: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère

Good plus wine with sweet concentrated black fruit, touch of baking spice and coffee. The tannins are medium and chalky but give balance with the medium acidity. The wine has medium fruit intensity, good structure and medium plus length. Drinking now and will drink for 5-7 years.

Wine Maker’s Reserve 2007 by Viña Carmen

Grape Variety: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carménère, 7% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 7% Petite Syrah

Very Good wine with great complexity on the nose showing mixed dark red and black fruit with vanilla and coffee. The palate shows good fruit concentration and mature medium plus tannins. Well structured and balanced. This wine will drink well for 5-7 years.