Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere El Penasco Vineyard 2012, Valle Del Rapel

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$17.95 (439166)

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87 pts
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April 04, 2015

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rich carmenere, spicy, peppery and musky, medium-bodied with perky fruit. A touch smoky and meaty which is not...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Shouts "I'm Carménère" from the word go. One, two, three, four, Carménère! Feisty thing this carmen and a crooner....

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Dark purplish color; the wine is not very talkative on the nose, it is more expressive on the palate has good fruit,...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

There little doubt this is carmenère from its smoky tobacco to its peppery black fruit. The plate is similar with...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This quite dense Gran Reserva lacks depth and complexity but is very flavourful nonetheless with an aromatic array of raspberry, plum, black pepper, tobacco, leather, and, more subtly, green pepper. Intriguingly, this array starts off smoky, then turns peppery, then minty, and then sweetness floods the palate, at least initially. Meaty notes develop with time, while the fruit dries up, and unfortunately it thins out through to the dry, chalky finish. It's fine overall, if not left for too long, when the soft, luscious fruit is still around.

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