Viña San Esteban In Situ Winemaker's Selection Carmenère 2008, Aconcagua

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$15.95 (37952)

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March 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Lots of characteristic Carmenere flavours such as dried herbal notes, soy sauce, black pepper, roasted sweet red...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe yet green, herbal and spicy, as is frequently the case with carmenere; this has inviting freshness and vivacity....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a coarse, earthy, greenish young red with good weight, fruit ripeness and depth for the money. But it is not...

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Community Reviews (1)

Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Originally used for blending in Bordeaux, Carmenere migrated to South America where it was mistaken for and unintentionally combined with Merlot to create a very unique Chilean taste.
Blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this particular Carmenere has a rather viscous inky purple appearance in the glass; the nose shows some pronounced smoke and hints of red fruit and earth followed by a very round mouthfeel and concentrated ripe black fruit. Enjoy this with a herbed beef dish. (Northof9finewine, April, 2011)

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