Bodegas Carchelo C 2009
Aroma: Expressive, richness in fruit, blackberries, modern fruit driven.
Good structure, mouth filling, powerful, black fruit from Monastrell, juicy and refreshing Tempranillo with spiciness from Cabernet Sauvignon.
This starts with a smooth impression of ripe fig before fresher red fruit scents reveal the wine's tension. If you open it now, you'll need lamb to tame its rustic young tannins. But the sweet fruit and crunchy acidity will sustain it as those tannins mature in the cellar - probably at its best in four or five years.