Sierra Batuco Reserva Carménère 2012, Maule Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Maule Valley, Chile

$16.95 (408427)

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May 30, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very piquant nose to this refined and savory carmenere. Notes of pepper, dried herbs, spice and purple flower....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is from a newish region called the Maule Coastal Mountains, where the climate is a bit cooler. It packs very...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This Carménère offers lovely aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry, green pepper, and raspberry and tomato leaves. It's dry and lean on the palate, the fruit receding but with powerful replays of green pepper along with roast pepper and even chili pepper leading to cran-cherry tartness through the finish. But then it evolves, strangely, into a sort of red, New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc, with dominant notes of nettle and passion fruit. There's decent depth but a lack of balance overall, and it misses the round, soft berry fruit needed to counter the more severe savoury elements.

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