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Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere El Penasco Vineyardtext

Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere El Penasco Vineyard 2019

Valle del Colchagua, Valle del Rapel, Region del Valle Central, ChileGran Reserva is a 95/5 blend of carmenere and cabernet sauvignon, the latter adding to what is already a powerful red wine. The fruit comes from the hillsides o the Apalta Valley in Colchagua, displaying warm, silky, intense fruit with strong dark chocolate undercurrent and spicy tobacco, black cherry dusted in vanilla. A rich, soft-sipping wine that will have wide appeal and offers good value at this price. This single-vineyard wine, El Peñasco, is located in the hillsides in search of elegance, and it appears to have been a solid strategy. Carmenere lovers unite.Tasted: 18 October 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$19.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Viña CarmenDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: CarménèreCSPC: 439166UPC: 677758901240