Concha y Toro ‘Marques Casa Concha’ Carmenere 2011

Other Red from Chile
Review Date : 08-Sep-2013
Very full, dark, deep, black-red colour, near saturated. This has a full, bold nose of youthfully fresh, primary curranty and herb fruit aromas with soft stalk notes, along with considerable raw, spicy oak input. Full-bodied, bright primary fruit flavours of blackcurrants with herb and vegetal nuances show classical Carmenere expression. The fruit flavours are laced with vanilla and spicy oak, yet to integrate. The mouthfeel features very smooth and silky tannins, with a near-creamy texture, and very soft, lacy acidity in support. The palate line is very smooth and leads to a fine-featured finish with an amalgam of currant, herb and spicy oak. This is a very fresh and youthful, modern Carmenere with fine textures, needing another 18 months for the oak to harmonise and show its potential. Serve with herb-marinated red meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Peumo' vineyard in the Rapel Valley, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in French oak barrels. 18.0-/20 Sep 2013 RRP $27.99

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