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/fichas%20tecnicas/2010MontGrasReservaCarmenreENG.pdf

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/

Canto de Apalta 2011by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0956 Grape Variety: 45% Carmenère; 25% Merlot; 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with mixed red berries and black cherries over baking spice and peppery garden herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and a touch grippy balancing the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine has good complexity. The finish is long and pleasant. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/canto-de-apalta/?year=2011

La Rinconada Single Vineyard Carmenere 2011 by Cono Sur

IMG_0961 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very good dry red wine with red and black cherries and black berries over mocha and baking spices. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded balancing the medium minus acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity leading to a medium plus sweet finish. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.conosur.com/our-wines/single-vineyard/carmenere/

Clos Apalta by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0957 Grape Variety: 71% Carmenère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot

Outstanding dry wine with a complex of ripe black and dried fruit mixed with red berries over baking spice and mixed spicy herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and ripe and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has a high level of fruit intensity and very good complexity. The finish is long and sweet. Drink in 3-4 years and will drink well for 12-15 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/clos-apalta/?year=2010

Arboleda Carmenere 2011 by Vina Arboleda

IMG_0902 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very good wine with mixed black plums and black raspberries over notes of sweet garden herbs, chocolate and bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded giving balance with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration and the finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.arboledawines.com/carmenere.html

Calina Reserva Carménère 2011 by Calina Winery

IMG_0877 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus wine with sour black cherries and fresh sweet herbs over baking spice. The medium minus grippy tannins give structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is medium. The wine shows some complexity and will drink well for 3-4 years.

http://www.calina.com/wines/carménère

Tamaya Estate Carménère 2010 by Viña Tamaya

IMG_0879 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Good plus dry wine with dark fruit over a dusty touch of licorice. The medium plus acidity added a fresh note. The medium minus tannins are a bit chalky but ripe. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is relatively short. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.tamayawines.cl

Reserva Cuvee Colchagua Carmenere 2011 by Casa Silva

IMG_0810 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenère

Very Good minus wine with mixed ripe red and black raspberries over baking spice and a violet note. The medium tannins are rounded and smooth balancing the medium acid. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and medium plus sweet finish. The wine has good complexity and is drinking well now and will for 3-4 years. .

http://www.casasilva.cl/

Carmenere Syrah Reserva 2011 by Vina Falernia

IMG_0806 Grape Variety: 60% Carmenere, 40% Syrah

Very good wine with dark black current and rich black plums over baking spice and an earthy leather note. The medium plus tannins are ripe and rounded. The fruit has medium plus concentration, 1/3 of the Carmenere was air dried before fermentation. The finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 5 years.