Carmenère

The flag-bearer of Chile, although much of it was originally imported and grown under the assumption that it was Merlot! It needs to ripen late, allowing a strong chocolate and mocha aroma to overlay the deep blackberry and blueberry fruit – otherwise a distinct, but not unattractive, green pepper flavour dominates. Good in a blend too and copes with higher alcohol levels in big wines.

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  1. Santa Ema Carmenere Reserva
    Santa Ema Carmenère Gran Reserva, Cachapoal 2015
    Carmenère 14.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    A cracking barrel-aged Carmenère packed with rich, ripe blackberry and blueberry fruits, laced...
    £12.80 per bottle
  2. Cucao Carmenère Reserva, Valle Central 2015
    Cucao Carmenère Reserva, Valle Central 2015
    Carmenère 13.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    A rich blackcurrant scented wine with some attractive herb notes. On the palate it is full of ripe...
    £9.95 per bottle
  3. Novas Carmenere/Cab Sauv, Central
    Novas Carmenère/Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Colchagua Valley 2015
    Carmenère 14.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Ageing for nine months in both French and American oak has brought some complexity and depth to the...
    £10.70 per bottle
  4. Los Coches Carmenere
    Los Coches Carmenère, Valle del Rapel 2016
    Carmenère 12.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    A deliciously fruity wine full of bright cherry and plum fruit and spices with hints of mocha and...
    £7.95 per bottle
  5. Rayun Carmenere Rapel
    Cucao Carmenère, Valle Central 2015
    Carmenère 13.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    It has taken a while, but Chilean winemakers now understand this old Bordeaux grape variety: late...
    £8.50 per bottle

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