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Falernia Reserva Carmenère 2012 Wine Review

Falernia Reserva Carmenère 2012

Falernia Reserva Carmenère 2012

Elqui Valley, Chile

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2012-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Falernia

Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Blackberry and purple plum liqueur richness and concentration on the nose and palate of this robust Chilean red wine. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific depth. This is a very meaty wine, and a terrific one at this price point. It would go beautifully with prime rib, a juicy steak or conversations well past midnight.

Carmenère food pairings: prime rib, juicy steak, game, rustic bread, turkey.

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This Falernia Reserva Carmenère 2012 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Margot rated this wine as 95/100
John MacKenzie rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Needs to breathe! Better second day.
Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Some bricking at the edge. Lots of stewed, jammy fruit: raspberry jam, prune, cassis, and stewed dark cherry. Roasted bell pepper, menthol, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, cigar box, cedar, and smoke. Repeats on the palate, with slightly fresher fruit, and most of those sweet flavours coming from the warming 15% alcohol. Soft but present tannins and smooth, warm texture. Good length, with dark cherry, prune, mocha, tobacco, and spice lingering. Acidity could be slightly higher for better balance, but overall the balance is decent given the high alcohol. A wine for hearty stews and the like.
Kathryn Poole reviewed this wine as follows:

Top wine 2013 Decanter
This winery is 300 miles north of Santiago and is Chile's northernmost winery. The climate is semiarid with a dramatic contract between night and day temperatures. The vines are planted at 550 metres above sea level. The soil is rocky. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, undergoes a full malolactic fermentation and then is aged small American oak barrels for 6 months. - Community Wine Reviews

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