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Santa Alicia Gran Reserva De Los Andes Carmenère 2011 Wine Review

Santa Alicia Gran Reserva De Los Andes Carmenère 2011

Santa Alicia Gran Reserva De Los Andes Carmenère 2011

Maipo Valley, Chile

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Santa Alicia

Agent: Eurovintage International Inc

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Minty black plum aromas on the nose that open to a fleshy seductive richness on the palate. Full-bodied and supple. I like that the fruit doesn't taste sweet but more savoury. Great food wine, and all-round terrific wine for the money. Carmenère is definitely one of Chile's signature red wine grapes, and it shows in this example.

Carmenère food pairings: pizza, T-bone steaks, bison burgers, tomato-based dishes, dark chocolate.

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This Santa Alicia Gran Reserva De Los Andes Carmenère 2011 was reviewed on August 2, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Great extraction and flavour from the Carmenère signature character in this Chilean red wine. The 2011 vintage was a cool one for the country, which results in wines of greater balance and finesse. The Ammonite featured on the wine label (seashell) appeared 400 million years ago and has been extinct for 65 million, fortunately though, this wine is still around. The fossils of this sea creature abound in the higher Andes Mountains where the irrigation for these vineyards originates. Think minerality. - Community Wine Reviews

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