Escudo Rojo ‘Baron Philippe de Rothschild’ Carmenere 2013

Other Red from Chile
Review Date : 02-Nov-2016
Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues on the rim. The nose is intensely concentrated and penetrating with aromas of blackcurrant leaf, blackcurrants and blackberries with piquant and fragrant herb and stalk notes, revealing savoury red berry nuances. This is classical Carmenere varietal character. Medium-full bodied, the palate bright with lively flavours of blackcurrants, blackcurrant leaf, stalks and stem notes with fragrant herbal elements. The mouthfeel is vibrant and lively with fresh, crisp acidity, and the wine follows a firm-textured line, the palate showing good mouthfeel, extract and presence. This has drive and linearity that carries to a fresh, curranty and stalky, herbal, firm, lingering finish. This is an intense, penetrating Carmenere with piquant blackcurrant, leaf and herbal fruited flavours on a fine-grained, lively palate. Match with Mediterranean salads and herb-marinated red meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the Valle de Rapel, hand-picked and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 6-8 months in 1 y.o. oak barrels. 17.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $22.45

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