Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chono Maipo Valley Carmenere 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Nose of black currant, tar, and loam aromas

Dense and chewy on the palate

Rustic finish of dark fruit and green herbs

I'm glad Chile is having success with Carmenere. It offers a dark, exotic wine at a reasonable price. For something off-the-beaten-path, reach for a bottle of Carmenere next time you're in a wine shop. Spend around $10 or so, like this one, and enjoy!

The dark fruit and herb profile of this wine are really interesting for a wine in this price range. Other Carmenere bottlings also end up with coffee flavors. Check it out- and raise a glass!

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