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Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere 2012 Wine Review

Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere 2012

Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere 2012

Maipo Valley, Chile

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $13.00

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Santa Alicia

Agent: Eurovintage International Inc

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Absolutely stunning for the money! This full-bodied, luscious, mouth-filling red wine made from Chile's signature red wine grape Carmenere (Merlot) is staggeringly great for the price point. Rich aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe black plums and berries. Load up for your next party.

Carmenere food pairings: spicy sausage, steak, hamburgers.

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This Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere 2012 was reviewed on August 3, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Marc Prud'homme rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This amazing ruby/violet colour and plum cherry and smoky aromas wine is great for the money. This a full bodied that didn't stop impressing me, I enjoyed it with a caramelized salmon and greens. It totally worked. I would have paid at least 20$ for the bottle but I was surprised to see the flavour out of this sub 15$ wine.
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Aromatic herbal nose with ripe black fruits and lotss of well defined green pepper character. Full body with savoury fruit Retronasal flavors reminding me of eucalyptus and aloe vera. Long with a nice aromatic finale.

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