Sunday, September 19, 2010
Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Peumo Vineyard Block 27 Carmenere 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Intense wild berries, black cherry, and herbs on the nose
Full bodied and dense
Mulberry, black tea, chocolate, and spice
Here's a blockbuster Carmenere from Chile and most certainly one of the best produced. Once just a simple blending grape in several regions of France, Carmenere has shown a lot of promise as a varietal wine in Chile for some time now.
This one is rich and expressive as well as full bodied and intense. While it carries some of the herbal tones typical of Chilean reds, it has plenty of fruit to round things out. For $32 or so, it's worth seeking out. Raise a glass!