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Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenere 2009

Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
  • RP89
  • WS88
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Winemaker Notes

Deep and intense ruby red. A complex bouquet that combines fresh black fruits and spicy notes with elegantly defined oak to heighten the wine's chocolate and vanilla characteristics. A big and flavorful wine that is concentrated and persistent with elegant tannins.

Delicious with steak, barbecue, venison, game birds, and ripe blue cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

RP 89
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Carmenere Medalla Real is nicely framed by its oak. Aromas of pain grille, graphite, dark chocolate, plum, and blackberry are followed by a medium- to full-bodied, layered, full-flavored wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years at which point it could well merit an outstanding rating. As is, it is an outstanding value.

WS 88
Wine Spectator

Sleek and racy, with plenty of juicy acidity behind the plush raspberry, dark currant and coffee flavors. Shows white pepper accents midpalate, lingering on the slate-filled finish. Drink now through 2018.

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Santa Rita, , South America
Santa Rita
Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile's premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile's Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile.

In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated... View More