Thursday, September 20, 2007

2005 Viu Manent CARMENERE Reserve (Colchagua Valley, Chile)

This was a deep, rich, complex red at a fair price.

Dark blood/mulberry color. Rich, earthy nose with lots of deep blackberry fruit and an earthy, almost composty, wet tobacco leafy component, as well as a strong graphite edge. Rich, earthy, chocolately flavors, again with the tobacco leaf thing going on. Long fruity finish, with substantial but very soft and well-integrated tannin. Got better with significant air time, indicating to me that it will improve with a year or two of bottle age. 88+. Was $14.99 at Whole Foods on Bellaire.


Anonymous said...

Purchased on great recommendation from Holly at Dilworth Liquor in Kelowna BC. Will apparently totally surprise us, so bought two. For Jerry M. on his 50th Birthday - enjoy! L & J

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm back again. So enjoyed this wine, went back to buy more! For another 50th Birthday Party: our good neighbour and great friend, Richard A. of Westside British Columbia!

Cheers Dick, & many more.
Enjoy! L&J