De Martino Legado Reserva Carmenère 2010, Do Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
Lovely combo of smoothness and elegance here. Aromas and flavours are all about sweet raspberry and boysenberry with a hint of savoury spice, but what really entices is the velvety texture. Medium bodied with a spice-infused, dry, tannin-framed finish. Bring on the meat stews or rump roast. (VINTAGES panel, April 2012)
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This wine opened up with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, underbrush, dried mint, savoury spices and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, intense, muscular texture, spicy black fruit and light herbal flavours, balanced acidity and firm tannins. This Carmenère has a long finish, with rich flavours and mild tannins lingering. This wine needed a little time to open up; decanting would be a very good idea since the tannins are quite aggressive at first but one hour later the wine becomes very smooth. It is better served with red meat, very enjoyable and a superb value.