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Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2014 Wine Review

Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2014

Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2014

Rapel Valley, Chile

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Santa Carolina

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Savoury, juicy and mysterious: love it! Robust and brooding with exceptional value, like the rest of the wines in the Santa Carolina line-up. Big black fleshy fruit, loaded with toasty oak, tar and smoke. This full-bodied Chilean red wine is made from the country's signature red grape Carmenère. Features aromas of dark spice, graphite, mint, and cedar. Endless, deep and rich. Discuss world domination over a rare piece of filet mignon.

Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chilli.

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This Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Carmenère 2014 was reviewed on March 1, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Carmenère has aromas of blueberry, sweet tobacco, cedar, dried eucalyptus leaves, dried petals, and a touch of cinnamon.

On the palate, it is full-bodied with velvety tannins and dark berry flavours, mostly blackberry and blueberry. Subtle floral notes, sweet spice and cedar can also be detected on the palate. Overall, a very enjoyable product!

Tasted January 2018
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Shows concentrated dark fruit flavours, herbal notes and oak from 14 mos. aging. . Great match with lamb curry.
Tasted Feb. 2018
This Carmenère from the Rapel Valley is juicy with fleshy dark fruit, mint and cedar spice flavour on the palate. Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia (2014) is medium-plus bodied, toasty and with fine tannins. It was in 1875, Don Luis Pereira came to Chile with vine stocks from Bordeaux France and a dream to make wine. He named the winery after his much loved wife, Doña Carolina Iñiguez. His creation would be called Viña Santa Carolina. - Community Wine Reviews

2 Members would buy this wine again

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