Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2006 Tres Valles CARMENERE Reserve (Curico Valley, Chile)

Another very good Carmenere at a fair price.

Completely saturated black ruby, shot-through with violet. Richly-sweet scents of blackberry syrup, moist tobacco leaves, and gravel. Round and thickly-textured, but with very good balance. Loads of sweet cassis and blackberry fruit, augmented with a sweet-smokey, oaky note, and some minerals in the finish. Kind of like an over-the-top Graves. 88. Was $14 and change at Spec's on Smith. Imported by Fleischer International.

(Sorry, no photo) (it's a gold label).

2 comments:

mrs ellenoy said...

Um, hi. I just wanted to tell you that I have used your blog as a wine guide for almost a year now, since I live in Texas and have more or less similar access to these wines.

And since I generally have no clue what I'm getting, I really appreciate your posts.

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