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Ninquén Antu Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère 2012 Wine Review

Ninquén Antu Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère 2012

Ninquén Antu Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère 2012

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.3%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ninquén

Agent: The Kirkwood Group

Product: 59329

Product: 11386885

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Very nicely balanced, smooth, full-bodied Chilean Cabernet. Aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. Great campfire wine, or pair with grilled meats.

Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère food pairings: beef ribs, lamb burgers.

This was reviewed November 15, 2014 by

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Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

On the nose rich layers of ripe leafy cassis fruit, black plums, red cherries withsubtle nuances of gunpowder, wood, balsamic, red and green pepper, cured meat and dry spices. In the mouth, full body, round and ample with meaty tannis. Flavors remind me of raspberry jelly, dark chocolate and nuances of smoked grilled red peppers. A very spicy and generous finale with a longlasting finish that brings to mind dry thyme. This wine is ready to drink now or could be be kept for the next 7-10 years
Heather Wall CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Ninquen - means "Plateau on the Mountain" and Chile's first mountain vineyard. Beautiful deep ruby colour with enticing aromatics of ripe dried red fruit, toasted oak, earthiness, graphite, vanilla. The palate is plush and reminiscent of the aromas. Tannins are young and grippy with medium+ acidity. Time in the cellar will benefit this wine. It will be interesting trying this wine in another 2 or so years. Excellent value at $17!!! Buy a case. Try with Argentinian style salted grilled meats.
Tasted: November 2014
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Nov 16, 2014: Deep ruby, currant, green herb/eucalyptus, toasty oak spice and dusty mineral on the nose. Fullish body, rich fruit, savoury, smoky, mineral notes, well structured, with some rustic tannins on the med-long finish. This is a fantastic value that drinks well above the price and should improve in the cellar over the next two years and drink well into the next decade.
Lynn van der Linde Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Aromas of black pepper, eucalyptus, green pepper and bacon flow into a long peppery finish with persistent tannins. Drinking nicely now, or lay this one down for another 5 years. Pair with medium cuts of steak or lamb.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Cigar box, red and black plum, smoke, and old leather aromas. The taste matches, with a perfect balance of fruit, acidity, and oak inflections. The mouth feel has a bit of nice oiliness to it, followed by some grippy tannins. An amazing wine for the price,
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep purple color with aromas of tobacco, eucalyptuse, black currant, blackberry and vanilla!

The wine is firm, full-bodied and long on the palate!

Excellent to match with a pepper steak!

Serve it at 15-17 degrees!

Can be aged 5-6 years!
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Great value for money in this Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere blend. Rich and layered, this tangy high value wine would be a beautiful addition to any holiday meal. Tasted November 2014. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.nataliemaclean.com
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