Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Syrah 2009 Wine Review
Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Syrah 2009
Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Purple and black plums and blueberries on the nose. Generous, supple and full-bodied on the palate, loaded with dark fruit flavour. Lip-smaking tasty.
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This Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Syrah 2009 was reviewed on February 2, 2013 by Natalie MacLean
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|Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
The 2009 Carmen Gran Reserva (100%) Syrah, which was aged for 10 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels, has intense aromas of eucalyptus, stewed prunes, vanilla and oak. It is a full to thick bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; balanced – with checked acidity, chalky mouthfeel, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a long finish. This one is a sipper: drink now or cellar till 2020+ as it has an evolution potential of +1 or 2 pts. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts (+1 or 2) – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted at Wines of Chile 2013 tasting in October/13 - http://grapeselections.com/wines-of-chile-2013/
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|Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
A nice day-to-day Syrah from Chile. Medium+ body. Balanced acidity. Notes of blueberry on the nose and palate. Casis. Dark overriped fruit. Bitter-sweet finish. Good value.
|Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Medium to full bodied wine with blackberry and plum. It's been aged in oak. Pleasant easy to drink wine.
|High-toned aromas of cream, raisin, cassis, dark chocolate, eucalyptus, sous-bois and vanilla. Aromatic palate with lifted redcurrant fruit, mineral and savoury notes and refreshing acidity. Layered and integrated – a lovely example of Apalta. Drink 2012. Score: 4 (out of 5) Source: Decanter, Undated|
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