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A big wine. Deep midnight purple in the glass with violet rim. New world, high altitude on the nose with big dark black and stewed red fruits. Vanilla, creamy oak, spicy pepper and chocolate earthcakes. The palate is xtra dry and full bodied with huge ripe tannins. Blackberry, blackcherry and grippy wood on the finish. This wind needs 4yrs, drink 2014-2018, or tonite with pulled pork burgers. Tasted Nov "11
The 2008 Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère, which sits in a glass fortress that weighs more than the wine itself, is medium bodied with nice aromas of integrated dark red fruit (black currant/blackberry) and intense coconut and vanilla. It is tannic (decant for 30 to 60 min) and the finish is medium to long. It is good to drink now and has the potential to evolve for the next 5-10 years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts - bottle I tried was a bit corked. Tasted Sept/11.
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