Saturday, August 4, 2007

Concha y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere

Our wine club Chilean offering is the Terrunyo Carmenere from Concha y Toro.

Block 27, Peumo Vineyard in Rapel Valley, Chile
85% Carménère
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
Harvested by hand in April. The wine is aged in new and used French oak barriques for 13 months followed by an additional 8 months in the bottle.
Color: Dark, deep red.
Bouquet: Hints of berries, chocolate, cigar box, pepper and mineral notes.
Taste: Tasty and full-bodied with a bright, deep red color. It is an elegant, powerful wine which lingers in the mouth.
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
Total Acidity: 5.74 g/l

Bright, deep red in color; exhibits hints of chocolate, pepper and mineral notes. Tasty and full-bodied, with strong tannins imparting the particular style of this very unique varietal which grows virtually nowhere else.

"Concha y Toro’s Terrunyo Carmenere gets my vote as the finest Carmenere produced in Chile. The 2004 Carmenere is other-worldly. Opaque purple in color, it has a sexy perfume of smoky oak, blueberry jam, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by an ultra-rich, unique wine with sensational depth, concentration and tons of flavor. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 20+ years. The winery also presented a vertical tasting of other Terrunyo Carmeneres. Among them were the 1999 (93 points), 2001 (94 points), 2003 (95 points) and a barrel sample of the 2005 (92-94 points)... among the greatest values in red wine anywhere."
-Wine Advocate

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