Carmenère

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François Lurton 2010 Hacienda Araucano Alka Estate Bottled Carmenère (Colchagua Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $50
Deep, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and baked plum come with herbal hints and balsamic notes. This feels full, slightly rich, creamy and focused, with toasty flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and herbs. It’s a delicious wine with clarity and a satisfying finish. Drink now through 2015.  — M.S.  (7/1/2013)
93
points

Santa Carolina 2008 Herencia Carmenère (Peumo)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $90
As Chilean Carmenère goes, this is one of the best and most true to the grape. Dusty, dry, earthy aromas of spiced berry, herbs and cocoa lead to a lofty palate with both creamy oak and driving acids. Oak-related flavors of vanilla and coconut sit on top of spicy, baked berry flavors, while the finish is full, woody, creamy and dense. Drink this excellent Carmenère…  — M.S.  (7/1/2013)
92
points

Viu Manent 2010 El Incidente Carmenère (Colchagua Valley)

  1. $50
Lofty from the start, this extracted Carmenère pumps out toasty, herbal aromas of smoked meat, leather and black fruits. The palate feels flush and thick, while flavors of baked blackberry, herb, spice, mint and pepper finish with a warm wave of mocha and chewy tannins. Drink through 2017.  — M.S.  (3/1/2014)
92
points

Concha y Toro 2010 Terrunyo Entre Cordilleras Peumo Vineyard Block 27 Carmenère (Peumo)

  1. $50
Mossy, lightly herbal aromas of blackberry and marzipan are attractive. This is rich, loud and racy in the mouth, with vanilla, tobacco, plum and berry flavors that finish long and ride elegantly on a beam of slightly sharp acidity. Drink this fine Carmenère through 2016.  — M.S.  (3/1/2014)
92
points

Santa Carolina 2009 Herencia Carmenère (Peumo)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $90
Keeping with past performances, Herencia is again one of Chile’s best Carmenères. This is bold, toasty and ripe on the nose, with tobacco and vanilla nuances. The palate is huge but in shape, while toasty, chocolaty flavors of herbal plum and berry end chewy, stacked and deep. Drink through 2016.  — M.S.  (3/1/2014)
92
points

Apaltagua 2008 Grial Carmenère (Colchagua Valley)

  1. $75
There’s high energy emitting from this jacked-up varietal. Fig, cocoa, moss, cola and blackened fruit aromas introduce a ripped palate of high-volume cherry, plum, berry, chocolate and hard spice flavors. Hard and aggressive before airing; 608 cases made; drink now through 2015.  — M.S.  (2/1/2012)
92
points

Lapostolle 2009 Cuvée Alexandre - Apalta Vineyard Carmenère (Colchagua Valley)

  1. $24
Rich and dark smelling, with alluring pastry, earth, herb and soothing berry aromas. Deep, meaty and very ripe across the mouth, with cola, chocolate, roasted berry and fresh prune flavors. Toasty and lush as it fades away. Fun and modern; drink now through 2013.  — M.S.  (12/1/2011)
92
points

Errazuriz 2008 Kai Carmenère (Aconcagua Valley)

  1. $120
Staunch and varietally correct from the opening gun; this is one big, obvious Carmenère with a ton of spice, extract, ripeness and quality. The palate is deep, powerful and rich, with tobacco, blackberry, fig, graham cracker and strong herbal influences. The finish is lush, long and spicy, with richness and a final dose of herbs. Drink now and over the next few years.  — M.S.  (7/1/2011)
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