Santa Carolina Specialties Dry Farming Carignan 2009, Cauquenes Valley

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Chile

$17.95 (213520)

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November 24, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The “discovery” of old vine carignan (originally a Mediterranean variety) in remote parts of southern Chile is one of...

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Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Although previously thought to be and treated like a work-horse grape, Carignan is making a come-back in Chile with...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This 'dry-farmed' carignan is produced from established, 80-year old vines which lends great density and depth to the...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very ripe, spiritous nose leads into a hot, bitter palate. 15% alcohol is the dominant feature, and the fruit is...

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Community Reviews (1)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Interested by this one simple due to never having tried Chilean carignan. Nothing delicate about this one. Opaque in the glass, the nose is dominated by dark cherry, blackberry, anise, and a hint of leafy herbaceousness and pepper notes. In the mouth, it's a big and juicy wine that has a reasonable amount of acidity and quite grippy tannins with some of the green notes becoming more apparent on the long finish. Excellent bottle to try with grilled or braised red meat, on its own on a cold winter night, or with a wine geek so you can say you've tried carignan from Chile. Tasted December 2012.

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