Critic Reviews (2)
Community Reviews (12)
Have you ever looked down on Carmeneres, thinking there's a ceiling to what can be achieved with this grape?
Think again. This wine from Concha y Toro is truly great. Full bodied, fruity, with hints of chocolate, and a long round finish, this one is truly remarkable.
Wow. Great excellent complexity and a long finish. Wish I could find more of these at my lcbo.
This is the first bottle of carmenere I've bought in a long time because most of the carmenere I've tried in the past has been disappointing.
Hats off to the makers as this was a really nice bottle.
Cassis, chocolate, mint, vanilla on the nose with woody and earthy tones underneath. Big acidity and big, cool tannins that leave a long, savory finish. Enjoyed tremendously.
Unbelievably smooth and flawless from start to finish. It did not show much complexity. This is ideal to serve to non-wine-savvy guests, and very pleasant at any time.
Deep ruby Carmenere with a slight purple hue. Cooked dark fruit, prune, medicinal/iodine, menthol, earthy forest funk that disipates with some air. Full bodied, with unabashed oak touches (chocolate, vanilla, cedar) but not out of balance. Very long finish with some heat. Tannins are mellowing but there's still some grip. Maybe not a lot of finesse, but an enjoyable wine with the right elements. For those that aren't sure about Carmenere, this is worth trying. June 2014.
Nice complexity on the nose overall, but there is a strong animal muskiness that overwhelms the other, more pleasant notes of vanilla, cassis and citrus. Certainly more elegant than many carmeneres, and generally enjoyable. There is harsh acidity, however. The other reviews are overstated, in my view.
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