Casas Del Bosque Reserva Carmenère 2012, Rapel Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Rapel Valley, Chile

$14.95 (205872)

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November 08, 2014

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly simple, smooth and flavourful carmenere with typical aromas and flavours of cooked spinachy greens,...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Even by the standards of Carmenere, which lacks the commercial sexiness of more popular varietals, this is an excellent value. As for the wine itself, which is probably still a bit too young at this point given that it teases without ever really opening up, it's deep and rich if lacking the truly distinctive savoury-green qualities that the better examples reveal. There's a lot of dark fruit, along with spicy, woodsy, herbal, and murky green notes, plus a touch of rubber, but it seems more like a monolith of flavour than a harmony of complexity.

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