Sunday, 24 July 2011

Errázuriz Estate Carmenere 2009 (Aconagua)

Tasted 21/07/2011, 13.5% ABV, screw cap. About £7.50 (e.g. Majestic). I have said before that I sometimes find the Errazuriz entry-level wines rather harsh and two-dimensional but this one was a pleasant surprise. It says that 'half the wine' (sic) has had 6 months in oak but have no doubt this wine is quite elegant and well-rounded. Carmenere from Chile is gaining a deserved reputation and this wine reinforces that notion. Deep purple, with pimento, cigars and mocha on the nose, dark fruits on the palate with soft, velvety tannins. A very well made wine. From 2011, 15.5/20

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your wonderful tasting notes here. Great job. Cheers!