Vitral Carménère 2012 by Viña Maipo

IMG_1079 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus dry red wine with black fruit and ripe black currents over a mixture of baker’s spice and dried herbs. The medium tannins are ripe bringing good structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium concentration. The wine has good complexity and will age well for 5-6 years.

http://www.vinamaipo.com/en/vinos/vitral/carmenere/

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/

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

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/

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/

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/