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Professional Ratings: 88 Wine & Spirits
Region: Chile, South America
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Green Wines
Item no. 86986
Carmen, the oldest of Chilean wine houses, was named by its founder Christian Lanz in honor to his wife, in 1850. Today Carmen is an example of the New World attitude that produces lush flavor, high quality and good value wines.
The wine shows a deep ruby color with intense and complex aromas of red fruits, berries, blackberries, cassis and toasty nuances. On the palate the wine has a good structure and balance, shows tasty fruity flavors with ripe tannins, a medium to full body and a beautiful persistence.
The grapes were harvested from vines planted in 1977 in our estate vineyards at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The wine aged in French and American oak barriques for a period of 12 months, giving a more complex palate. After bottling, the wine aged for additional 6 months prior to release. Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years. Serve this wine with Filet Mignon, roast prime rib, roast duck, rabbit, lamb cutlets, meatballs, ratatouille, kebab, rich pasta dishes. Cheeses: Gruyère, Manchengo, Parmesan, Cantal, Cheddar.
"Imagine a cherry candy spiced with eucalyptus and mint... the texture is kept tense and vibrant with crisp acidity and firm tannins..."
-Wines & Spirits