Thursday, 28 July 2011

Viu Manent Reserva Carmenere 2009 (Colchagua)

Tasted 26/07/11. This £10 wine comes in at a potent 14.5% ABV. This winery has been 'family owned since 1935' but as far as I can tell, it's an exclusive UK import by Majestic. They do a non-reserva and a gran reserva too but this one is the best of the three in my opinion.
Beautiful deep purple colour, the 10 months in oak shows through with a nice layer of vanilla over the dark berry fruits. The nose is one of mocha, herbs and plums on the palate it's spicy dark chocolate, coffee and cherries. Firm tannins - drinking well now but it has 3 or 4 years yet. A lovely wine.
From 2013, 16.5/20
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