Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sierra Batuco Carmenere "Reserva" 2011 wine review by (PB)

Intense deep garnet hue with aromas of over the top herbal, green bouquet that overwhelms the sweet raspberry and and dark berry fruit.

Palate--Supple tannins with peppery big berry fruit on an immature foundation that will benefit from another year or two of laying low in your cellar.

I like this wine a lot as I envision what it will be in another couple years. It is drinking pretty good right now but the person with patience will be glad they waited for this one to come around.
Chile has come into its own sometime ago as a world class wine producing country. Their Cabernets tend to be excellent even at the entry level end of the spectrum. With their humongous bottle production they can sell great wines at bargain prices. This Maule Carmenere has a bold future and at $11 buy some to lay down and a few to enjoy on the way to becoming a big wine! So raise a glass!

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