Two Carmenères from Chile

Viña Ventisquero Root 1 Carmenère 2013, Colchagua, Chile (£7.99 Morrisons)
Toasty chocolatey aromas, then bold blackberry and cassis, with an exotic edge of coffee bean. Good, but maybe a touch too medicinal for greatness. B(-)

Casa Silva Los Lingues Carmenère 2013, Colchagua, Chile (£14.95 The Derbyshire Wine Co, Bayley & Sage)
Rounded, confident style, with a herbal character alongside the plush, rounded berry flesh. Intense, but always supple and juicy. B+

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2 thoughts on “Two Carmenères from Chile

  • Rodolfo Rojas

    Hello Simon,
    My name is Rodolfo Rojas and am Canadian with Chilean background.
    I’m a huge fan and will mention that your wine expertise is phenomenal. I just watched this video on the 2 Carmenere wines. I just recently tasted and purchased 6 bottles of Emiliana 2014 Adobe Carmenere Reserva from the Colchagua Valley. This wine is certified organic and I must say is delicious! I paid $13 Canadian Dollars for each bottle! I feel that this wine is underpriced. The earlier vintages had ratings from 85-89 but a recent rating for this 2014 vintage scored a 93. I highly recommend that you try this wine if you haven’t already! It is a very well rounded wine, fruity, structured tannins and a bit spicy with a proper finish.

  • Simon Post author

    Thanks for this Rodolfo. I really like the Emiliana wines too, and have fond memories of visiting their winery as a baby llama had just been born – the llamas provide, er, fertiliser for the vineyards. Will keep an eye out for this wine