Monday, September 05, 2005

Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere 2002 (NW)

Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere 2002:

Rich, dense nose with a big bouquet
Very smooth on the palate
Layers of berries, cherry, and tabacco
Tannins are evident on the finish

This Carmenere is a very nice wine! Carmenere was traditionally a blending grape, but has recently become a featured varietal from Chile. Concha Y Toro is producing a lot of nice wine, and is doing a great job with the reds. I tend to see a lot of their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on the shelves, but have to dig a little more to find this wine. It is several rungs up the Concha Y Toro ladder in price, normally around $26/bottle. However, it's worth keeping a look out for this wine when you want an alternative red. Raise a glass!

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