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Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015 Wine Review

Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015

Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015

Apalta, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Apaltagua

Agent: Sapia Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A lovely nose of fleshy ripe black plums and berries. Full-bodied, smooth and supple. Grapes are grown on 60 year old vineyards. Pair with roast beef.

Carmenère food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken.

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This Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015 was reviewed on January 19, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Leads with a combination of potent green pepper and hot pepper, followed up by fresh dark fruit and black coffee. Bright acidity and firm, grippy tannins. Pepper and espresso through the long finish while the tannins will not let go. Quite good now, better with another one or two years in the cellar to settle those tannins. Try this with grilled or roasted red meats, especially beef with a ground coffee bean dry rub, sometime in the early 2020s.
Wineboy rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I was going to give this wine a score of 89 and then it's finish made me go to 90. Big aromas with huge herbal characteristics typical of Carmenere..Smooth and rich in the finish. Enjoy with marinaded BBQ lamb chops.
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Envero Gran Reserva 2015, from Apaltagua in the Colchagua Valley, Chile, shows an amazing purple color and aromas of blackberry, plum, green peppercorn, mineral and sandalwood. Blended from 90% Carmenere and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied wine has a long finish and a nice balance, Carmenere is the power grape of Chile, fruit-driven with a good alcohol balance and a perfect touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine provides many options for food paring. On the palate, plum, cherry, spice, pepper, tobacco and sandalwood express themselves from the first sip. Pair with red meat and blue cheese. Enjoy.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Accessible and good value, this medium full bodied Carmenere weighs in at 14% ABV, offering a slightly tart, approachable red with medium acidity and balance. Paired well with a beef stir fry and would love to try this with a braised osso bucco. Tasted 2015 vintage in June 2019. 89 points
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A single varietal Carmenere from Chile, this wine leads with green pepper (so typical of the grape) in the aroma along with mint, pepper and dark fruit. High tannins provide some heat still with a medium finish on the palate. Decanting or further aging is recommended. Serve with savoury meat dishes like lamb tahini. Tasted December 2019.
What a fantastic rich ripe plum and dark ripe berry nose on this full-bodied Gran Reserva 100% Carmenère from the Colchagua Valley wine region. Dark red in the glass with ripe berry and plum fruit as well on the palate with just a kiss of mint, green herbs, pepper and cake spice flavours on the palate. Lots of bright acidity for food. Pair with a braised blade roast in red wine sauce. - Community Wine Reviews

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