Central Valley Carménère

Balduzzi

Reserva Valle del Maule Carménère 2016

Quite strong. Label calls it "powerful", it certainly is. This masks its more subtle flavours. — a day ago

Mario Medina

Mario Medina

Label calls it "powerful", it certainly is. This masks its more subtle flavours

Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe blackberry, ripe boysenberry, sweet blueberry, very perfumed potpourri, toast, cedar, cinnamon, cloves; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, well balanced and concentrated, impression of sweet florals, very good — 10 days ago

Concha y Toro

Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère 2017

Less tannic, which I like. Pretty straightforward, blackberry and tobacco; juicy. — a month ago

Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2016

Purple. Leather and oak on nose. Bold, dry, nicely balanced. Plums and blackberries forward, vanilla and a smoky finish. Lovely wine! — 3 days ago

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with Michael and Joe
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Baptiste Cuvelier

Cuvée del Maule Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Great blend. The balance of fruit and austerity is on point. — 18 days ago

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Viña Tarapacá

Reserva Maipo Valley Carménère 2015

Dark ruby red color. Strong smells of fresh pepper, salsa, pomegranate, and smoke. Pretty healthy tannins with tastes of cherries, plums, minerals, bell peppers, cigar box, and vanilla. Will be pairing with a bowl of chicken chili in an effort to compliment but not overwhelm the peppers. — a month ago

Odfjell

Armador Carménère 2017

Lovely light floral and bright red fruits with a peppery finish and mild tannins. Excellent with beef, lamb or possibly turkey. — 20 days ago

Massal 1945 Family Vineyards

Clos de Luz Carmenere 2016

A welcoming nose of ripe black fruits such as cassis and plum, dark chocolate, black tea leafs, and bell pepper. The palate is warm and deep, and velvety, with a taste echoing the nose. Polished tannins and long sweet finish. The bell pepper note might be a turn off for some, but I like it a lot here.
From vines dating back to 1945 that are genetically different (hence massal selection, as opposed to a single clone). Casa Lapostolle used to buy the grapes for the Clos Apalta bottling.
— a month ago

Viña Perez Cruz

Liguai Valle del Maipo Syrah Blend 2012

Nose is slightly green (pepper maybe). It’s delicate though, with black pepper, dry dirt, red plum skin, and red current. There’s still a somewhat grippy tannic structure drying out the palate and acidity that creeps in around the outside of the mouth. The taste profile isn’t far off from the nose. Good stuff. This can use 2-5 more years. — a month ago