Category: Carmenere

  • Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenere, 2014

    Sweet.  In all its meaning: As in good wine, as in good price, as in a tad too much residual sugar.  Now of course this is a dry wine with low residual sugar and it’s purely perception and barreling that throws the harmony of it all, but it does sit on the tongue with a […]

  • Carmen Gran Reserve Carmenere, 2011 & Falernia Carmenere, 2011

    So we did a cross-test with two easy to find Carmenere’s.  The Carmen Gran Reserve is a little more expensive, $24 usually, on sale for $22.  The Falernia comes in at $18.   The Carmen was potent and rich; chocolate, leather, pepper, tannic and oaky with a delectable finish and hugely satisfying.  But it also […]

  • Casa Silva Las Lingues Gran Reserva Carmenere, 2010

    Whenever we saw it on a menu we ordered it.  It was just that good.  We didn’t drink as much Carmenere as I expected, but of all the bottles and glasses we tried this was our favorite; maybe not the best, certainly not the cheapest or most expensive, but our favorite. It was smooth, luscious, […]