San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Carmenère 2011, Maule Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Maule Valley, Chile

$19.95 (249201)

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October 11, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a typically deep, black carmenere with very intense, meaty, green and currant notes, plus some gunflint. It's...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Nose of notable Carmenère character checked and in restraint. Certainly modern, somewhat fortified, but acceptably...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Given its herbal-vegetal characteristics, there are limits on how far Carmenere can go on its own, but this example from the Maule Valley is truly exceptional by any standard. The green pepper comes first, along with black pepper and faint wisps of smoke, but it's a deep, enveloping, multi-faceted note, and while the savoury elements are the primary ones, the rich and luscious fruit that emerges along with them -- currant, cherry, plum, cassis -- provides amazing balance and complexity. With a silky texture, lip-smacking finish, and excellent length, this is a great wine and a great value.

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