None-too-subtle oak. Very rich, naturally. Strong blueberry notes. Maybe too young; good acids on finish. One reviewer wrote, “one of the best Carmeneres available. If you don’t think so, we’re no longer friends.” This is a big, deep, rich, powerful wine, Carmenere as good as it gets.

WHO Montes
WHAT Carmenere
WHERE Chile, Central Valley, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley
WHEN 2006

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  1. The Wine Mule

    46% Carmenere from Marchigue vineyard; 46% from Apalta; 8% Petite Verdot. Big floral nose, big note of black pepper; dark fruits. The palate has more black pepper, plum and blackberry, brown spice, and super-soft tannins.

    Even Aurelio Montes says Carmenere will never be to Chile what Malbec is to Argentina.