Carmen

Gran Reserva Apalta Vineyard Carmenère

8.9157 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
Chicken, Pasta, Exotic Spices, White Rice, Turkey, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Potato, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Onion, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beef, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Trevor J. Gorham

Good fruit, balance and character. At first shot I got plenty of coffee beans and chocolate. Second bottle, not so present, maybe after it airs out. Delicious, easy drinking

Good fruit, balance and character. At first shot I got plenty of coffee beans and chocolate. Second bottle, not so present, maybe after it airs out. Delicious, easy drinking

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2016
Tomas Hickey

Huge nose. Bold cherry,spice.good with red meat or spicy foods.

Huge nose. Bold cherry,spice.good with red meat or spicy foods.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2015
Leo Ma
9.7

Well balenced!!!

Well balenced!!!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
John Mergen

🍅Received as gift. This is one of the better Carmenere's from Chile outside of the Montez family. Fruity , balanced, and very good

🍅Received as gift. This is one of the better Carmenere's from Chile outside of the Montez family. Fruity , balanced, and very good

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Grace Gao

A very good tasty, smooth.

A very good tasty, smooth.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
Sean Ryan

Oaky. Better after opened awhile

Oaky. Better after opened awhile

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2014
Carmen Frances

World Market

World Market

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

A bit of that peppery spice and snicker richness of fruit cherry and currant berry fruit with dark currant berry fruit spices sweet tobacco and Avery balanced finish. Very good+

A bit of that peppery spice and snicker richness of fruit cherry and currant berry fruit with dark currant berry fruit spices sweet tobacco and Avery balanced finish. Very good+

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2013
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is the 2012 Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere Apalta Vineyard. I am really getting into these Chilean Carmenere's. I like the richness, smoothness and especially the green notes that really give them character.

The aroma give off wonderful black fruit notes of black plum, black plum, black cherry, black raspberry and black currant.

On the palate we get lots of green bell pepper, and herbaceousness of green peppercorn and then the sour cherry hits with tart raspberries and a good earthiness.

The wine is medium in body with medium + acidity and nice smooth medium tannins. This wine continues on forever that gives you that continued pleasure that makes it all worthwhile.

I will continue to delve into the Chilean Carmenere and enjoy their pleasures.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is the 2012 Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere Apalta Vineyard. I am really getting into these Chilean Carmenere's. I like the richness, smoothness and especially the green notes that really give them character.

The aroma give off wonderful black fruit notes of black plum, black plum, black cherry, black raspberry and black currant.

On the palate we get lots of green bell pepper, and herbaceousness of green peppercorn and then the sour cherry hits with tart raspberries and a good earthiness.

The wine is medium in body with medium + acidity and nice smooth medium tannins. This wine continues on forever that gives you that continued pleasure that makes it all worthwhile.

I will continue to delve into the Chilean Carmenere and enjoy their pleasures.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 27th, 2016
Alyse Thomas

This is a carmenère not Syrah. Carmenère is the 6th Bordeaux grape 🍇🍷

This is a carmenère not Syrah. Carmenère is the 6th Bordeaux grape 🍇🍷

May 17th, 2015