Tight and crusty on the nose, with aromas of brandied cherry, berry and earth. It’s a fruity wine no doubt, but also a bit tight and firm on the palate. With good length, structure and firmness, it should appeal to fans of wines that are decidedly not flat or flabby. To the contrary, Alcar is tightly woven yet ready to drink now.
Fairly neutral on the nose for Carmenère, with mild floral berry notes. The palate is composed but reserved as it deals plum, vanilla and herbal undertones. Like many of its neighbors, this wine is creamy and lactic, with mild green/herbal notes interacting with richer plum and berry flavors. Good for a brand we haven’t tried before.
Full and fiery smelling, with black cherry, cola and oaky aromas of butter and cream. The flavors are a touch herbal and creamy, while the fruit leans toward berry and fat plum. With airing it settles into a simple, reasonably good Merlot.