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Maquis Carmenere

Following up from the last review, here is another Chilean carménère.

This one comes from Maquis in the Colchagua Valley.  The story of Maquis dates back almost 90 years to when the first vineyards were planted on the estate.  For most of its existence the owners only grew grapes to sell to other winemakers, but in 2002 they decided to start producing their own wine and built a winery.  Their vineyard lies between two rivers, ending at their confluence, resulting in a unique micro-climate.

Cedar, black cherry and chocolate aromatics make for a dark and spicy nose.  The palate brings rich tannins, gripping acidity and a dense mouthfeel.  It offers blackberry, plum, black cherry, soy sauce and chocolate flavors.  It has a touch of spice moving into the finish.  This is a pretty big carménère with a good mix of fruit, earth and spice.

Wine: Maquis Carménère
Variety: Carménère
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 86
Price: $19.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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