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/

Reserva Carménère 2011 by Viña Canepa

IMG_0912 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Good plus dry red wine with mixed red and black fruit over baker’s spice and chocolate notes. The medium minus tannins are ripe and round and balance the medium acidity. The fruit has medium intensity and gives a rather short finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.canepawines.cl/wines#/reserva-privada

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/

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2012 by Concha y Toro

IMG_1032 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Good plus dry red wine with black plums and black cherries over baking spice and a sweet note of chocolate. The fruit has medium intensity and gives medium body to the wine. The medium tannins are grippy and add to the medium length. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com

Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2012 by Concha y Toro

IMG_1033 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus dry red wine with mixed black and red berries over baking spice and a smoky note. The fruit has medium intensity leading to a medium long sweet finish.The medium minus tannins are rounded and well integrated. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com

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Carmenere Reserva 2010 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0929 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very Good minus dry red wine with black cherry and raspberries over baker’s chocolate and sweet spices. The medium minus tannins are ripe and lead to a medium plus finish. The wine has medium fruit intensity and good complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.santarita.com/international/our-wines/reserva/carmenere-3/

Semillon 1993 by Viña Santa Monica

IMG_0996 Grape Variety: 100% Semillon

Very good dry white wine with melon, sweet lime and mandarin orange over honeysuckle and a nice madeira note. The medium acidity brings balance with the medium plus fruit concentration. The wine has great complexity and a long finish. Drinking very well now and will for 5-6 more years.

http://www.santamonica.cl