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Carmen Gran Reserva Syrah 2018 Wine Review

Carmen Gran Reserva Syrah 2018

Carmen Gran Reserva Syrah 2018

Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Carmen

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A juicy and intense Syrah rich with dark cherry, cold tea, earthy violets and pepper spice flavours on the palate. The south facing slopes of the winery's Penasco vineyard are mainly formed by granite soils which act like a sponge and regulate the water delivered to the vines, reducing vine vigour thereby concentrating the flavour of the fruit. The Apalta region of Chile benefits from warm days and mild night which accentuates the spicy and dark floral notes in the wine.

Syrah food pairings: grilled pork chops, rare roast beef, burgers with blue cheese, spice-braised lamb.

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This Carmen Gran Reserva Syrah 2018 was reviewed on June 26, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Carmen 2018 Gran Reserva Syrah is produced from wine grapes sourced from a single vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. Generous and ample on the palate, meaty with ripe dark fruit aromas on the nose. Full-bodied and vibrant with blackberry, dark cherry and plum compote flavours and a lingering black pepper spice and mint finish. pair with roast leg of lamb. - Community Wine Reviews

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