La Rosa La Capitana Carménere 2009, Cachapoal Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$13.95 (169896)

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90 pts
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October 02, 2010

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Another very impressive carmenere at a very fair price under $20. It is loaded with blackcurrant/cherry fruit, supple...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 La Rosa La Capitana Carménere is medium bodied with nice aromas of integrated bilberry, black cherry, cedar, vanilla and faint green pepper. Tannins are refined to tannic (decant for longer than half hour) and the finish is chalky, smooth and medium to long. Best to drink now and for the next few years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90.5 pts - a recommended buy. Tasted Jan/11.

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Rob Porter
Rob Porter

An excellent wine that benefitted tremendously with a decant o f 60 min or more.
Velvetty without being tingue coating and hairy.
Hints of cedar round out the flavour.
Definatly remains on the shopping list, this one can benefit from some time in the cellar

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M G
M G

90, tasted September 2011. Amazing that this is a 2009. Delicious!

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Opaque ruby in colour medium intensity. On the nose there's cedar, raspberry, mulberry, plum, light coconut & cappuccino. The taste is dry, med+ tannins & acidity with med+ length, med+ body & balanced. The wine shows cedar, raspberry, cherry, plum & cassis. The taste is more expressive than the nose & there's heat from the 14.5% alcohol. Normally I'm not a fan of Carménère as they tend to be linear; however, this is one of the better ones I tasted & if you're a fan of this varietal it's definitely a best buy. Decant it & let it stand for an hour will mellow out the tannins. Goes well with pizza.

Tasted 31 May 2011.

Score: 8.5+, Value: 10/10, Total: 18.5+

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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