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    Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2008
    Carmenere - Chile, South America

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    Ratings

    • ST90
    • RP90
    Price: $21.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chile, South America

    Varietal: Carmenere

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 102227

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Deep plum-red in color, this wine shows the classic traits of the variety. The nose is ripe but complex, with aromas that recall fresh blackberries and notes of sweet spice. A swirl of the glass reveals a light touch of black pepper that lends complexity and elegance. The voluminous palate is complemented by a soft, creamy texture with well-rounded tannins in this big-bodied wine. The flavor of roasted red pepper subtle toasted notes linger long on the finish, confirming the sweetness and depth achieved this year in the Carmenère at Errazuriz.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Carmenere Single Vineyard contains small amounts of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It sports an expressive nose of mineral/earth notes, violets, soy, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate, it is mouth-filling, chewy, and pleasure-bent. There is a bit of underlying structure suggesting that this tasty Carmenere might evolve for 1-2 years but it can be approached now.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Inky ruby. Roasted cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and dried flowers on the intriguingly Bordeaux-like nose and palate. Sweet and juicy, with precise flavor definition and lift. Finishes with supple, broad tannins and very good spicy length. Shows a lot of personality, not to mention impressive balance and clarity.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    gwendolyn (9/25/2010)
    I usually like Carmenere because it's so distinctive and I can always tell when it's given to me blind. That said, usually it's just okay. But this wine was much better than okay! Wild berry, plum, spice, everything I love about Carmenere but no green pepper notes and the smoky-meaty characteristic that sometimes overwhelms a Carmenere was very subtle - the fruit and spice were the key characteristics coming through here. Balanced and smooth tannins, good acidity, lovely finish. Great with food but I'd drink on its own, too.
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    wtor (9/29/2010)
    I don't think I have "met" a carmenere I didn't like - this one included !
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    Yuriy (12/20/2011)
    Nice flavor, not as long a finish as could be though. Pretty rich though and an enjoyable wine / good value!
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