Suyai 2007 by Terra Andino

IMG_0697 Grape variety: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 13% Carignan, 7% Carmenère.

Outstanding wine with ripe black plums and black cherries over baking spice and anise with a mineral note. The medium plus tannins are ripe and balance the medium acidity giving good structure. The fruit concentration and intensity are both medium plus. The wine has good complexity and a long minus sweet finish. Drinking well now and will for 5-6 more years.

http://world.terraandina.com/suyai.html

Dry Farmed Carignan 2009 by Viña Santa Carolina

IMG_0631Grape Variety: 100% Carignan

Good plus wine with ripe dark red fruit and black cherries over dusty dried herbs and green peppers. The medium minus tannins are grippy and with the medium minus acidity give good structure. The finish is medium plus due to the high fruit intensity. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

 www.santacarolina.cl/ 

Oveja Negra Carignan 2009 by Via Wines

Grape Variety: 87% Carignan, 9% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

Very good wine with mixed black and red berries, dusty dried herbs, bakers spice and cocoa. The medium tannins are mature and sweet balancing the medium minus acidify. The wine has medium plus complexity and good fruit concentration. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.ovejanegra.com/ing/ns_vn_single_carignan.php

Cordillera de Los Andes Cariñena 2007 by Miguel Torres

Grape Variety: Cariñena (Carignan) 66%, Merlot 18%, Syrah 16%.

Very good wine with mixed ripe red fruit and strong baking spice over a fresh herbal note. The fruit has good concentration and medium intensity. The tannins are grippy and provide good balance to the medium acidity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.torreschile.com

El Leon 2007 by Viña de Martino

Grape Variety: 90% Carignan, 5% Malbec, 5% Carmenère

Very good wine with mixed red tree and berry fruit with baking spice and a note of forest floor. The fruit intensity and concentration is medium. The medium level of tannins are chalky. The finish is medium minus. Drinking now and for 5-7 years.

http://www.demartino.cl/web/pag_producto.php?cat=2&pro=5

Altazor 2008 by Viña Undurraga

Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, 5% Syrah, 3% Carignan, 2% Petit Verdot.

Outstanding wine with ripe black cherry and dark plums with baking spices. The oak is very well integrated with the tannic structure adding depth and elegance to the wine. The wine is very balanced and has great fruit intensity and concentration. Drinking now but will improve for 4-6 years then drink for a further 10 years.

http://www.undurraga.cl/Sitio/en/pdf/altazor.pdf

T.H. Carignan Maule 2009 Viña Undurraga

Grape Variety: 100% Carignan

Very Good wine with mixed red and blue berry fruit and earthiness on the nose. The palate has elegant concentrated fruit and herbal notes, the oak is sweet and well integrated. The smooth tannins and 14.2% alc give a medium + finish.This wine is drinking well now and will drink for 5-7 years.

http://www.undurraga.cl/Sitio/en/pdf/th_carignan.pdf