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Calcu Carmenere

I’ve been posting carménère reviews lately and here’s another bargain carménère from Chile.  This one comes from the Colchagua Valley, a region known for its red wines – including carménère.

The spice is pretty heavy on the nose of this wine.  It’s loaded with nutmeg, clove, toasted oak and vanilla.  That’s backed up by plenty of blackberry, blueberry and plum, although I can’t say it’s entirely harmonious.  It’s a little clumsy, but still enjoyable.  The palate is full of ripe fruit flavors, such as blackberry, plum and black currant.  There are also some coffee notes on the palate. The finish is rather spicy, but still has plenty of berry flavors.  The acidity is good as are the tannins.  It’s a drinkable and enjoyable wine, although the balance is a little off.

Wine: Calcu Carménère
Variety: Carménère
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 84
Price: $14.00
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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