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Long live the Carmenere

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Brand NameMontgras
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Wine NameCarmenere Reserva
Vintage (Year)2007
AVAColchagua Valley
CountryChile
Quality/GradeReserve
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypePinotage
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Ladykillers
Heaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

For those that don't know, Carmenere was mistaken for years in Chile as Merlot, so there were many Merlots from there that were mixed in there that also had Carmenere.

Carmenere is a wonderful red, and I would say that it should be right underneath Cabernet Sauvignon for its beauty and flavor. This one met with applause from myself and the people that I shared it with, and while it was pleasantly dry, also contained a nice sliver or mint as well as spice.

 

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