Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2008, Rapel Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$18.95 (34942)

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85 pts
5
October 16, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Still packaged in an absurdly heavy bottle (particularly for a sub-$18 wine); you'd think that the 'greening' of the...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is dark, deep, very ripe carmenere with rich cassis fruit, mint but unfortunately there is a touch of less...

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

A big wine. Deep midnight purple in the glass with violet rim. New world, high altitude on the nose with big dark black and stewed red fruits. Vanilla, creamy oak, spicy pepper and chocolate earthcakes. The palate is xtra dry and full bodied with huge ripe tannins. Blackberry, blackcherry and grippy wood on the finish. This wind needs 4yrs, drink 2014-2018, or tonite with pulled pork burgers. Tasted Nov "11

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère, which sits in a glass fortress that weighs more than the wine itself, is medium bodied with nice aromas of integrated dark red fruit (black currant/blackberry) and intense coconut and vanilla. It is tannic (decant for 30 to 60 min) and the finish is medium to long. It is good to drink now and has the potential to evolve for the next 5-10 years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts - bottle I tried was a bit corked. Tasted Sept/11.

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