Marques de Casa Concha, Carmenere 2014, Peumo, Chile
Tasting Note: A rubust red and stunning example of this most underrated of Bordeaux blending grapes that shines in Chilean soil.
Deep ruby-purple in color this wine has an intensely aromatic nose of blackberry, black cherry, red plum and black currant with light clove and vanilla baking spice.
Absent are any of the green pepper notes that often characterizes Chilean carmenere.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied carmenere echoes the ripe black fruit flavors suggested on the nose combined with pleasing, grippy tannin and medium-plus acidity.
Mid-palate complexity abounds in this terroir-driven carmenere.
Bottle Note: This carmenere is from our historic Peumo vineyards situated above the north bank of the Rapel Valley’s Cachapoal River. Strikingly elegant aromas of ripe dark fruits, spices and black pepper abound while the sixteen months in French oak lend further delicious chocolate and vanilla notes. Sweet, round tannins draw out the voluptuous finish.
Importer: Excelsior Wine Company, Old Brookville, New York
Tasting Date: November 11, 2016
This wine was submitted for review.