Thursday, October 28, 2010
Concha Y Toro 2007 Winelmaker's Lot 148 Carmenere (Chile)
I know there are some of you out there that wish that Carmenere had stayed lost ... I am not one of them. With each passing year I try more and more wines made from this grape and on a percentage basis they get better year after year. Now granted, this wine isn't exactly a young pup just pulled out of the vineyard, but I believe the folks at Concha "got" this grape earlier than some. This is a single vineyard offering from the Las Pataguas Vineyard. The nose mirrors the flavours, but the palate offers up more juiciness than the nose can display. Blackberry, white pepper, black raspberry-chocolate, a touch of bramble and really sweet juicy fruit courses through the mouth sip after appealing sip. This wine was satisfying and enjoyable.