Falernia Carmenère Reserva 2012, Chile

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$19.95 (269175)

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87 pts
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January 24, 2015

Critic Reviews (5)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very typical, textbook, modern carmenere. Sensual, earthy, meaty and peppery aromas entice while lovely, elegant...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A quasi Amarone-style carmenere from the Elquí Valley, with grapes partially dried on the vine before harvest. This...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The leading house of the remote Elqui Valley continues to pump out very rich, creamy and concentrated reds at very...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Ripe and smoky with green pepper and dried blackberry and mulberry. The palate is full and rich, almost sweet from...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Winemaker Giorgio Flessati, hails form the Trentino region in Northern Italy but has become an unabashed Elqui Valley...

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Community Reviews (1)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

Some bricking at edge. Lots of stewed, jammy fruit: raspberry jam, prune, cassis, and stewed dark cherry. Roasted bell pepper, menthol, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, cigar box, cedar, and smoke. Repeats on the palate, with slightly fresher fruit, and most of those sweet flavours coming from the warming 15% alcohol. Soft but present tannins and smooth, warm texture. Good length, with dark cherry, prune, mocha, tobacco, and spice lingering. Acidity could be slightly higher for better balance, but overall the balance is decent given the high alcohol. A wine for hearty stews and the like.

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