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Viña Ventisquero Queulat Carmenère 2012 Wine Review

Viña Ventisquero Queulat Carmenère 2012

Viña Ventisquero Queulat Carmenère 2012

Maipo Valley, Chile

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ventisquero

Agent: Univins and Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Blackberry and purple plum depth on the palate of this Single Vineyard Gran Reserva red wine; it's also juicy, full-bodied and smooth. Terrific pleasure in the glass. Open it tonight with some pizza. Notes of black pepper and spice on the finish. Pair with grilled pork chops.

Carmenère food pairings: wild boar stew, roast turkey, hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy.

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This Viña Ventisquero Queulat Carmenère 2012 was reviewed on May 28, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A big surprise! Aromas show ripe red berries but pungent green bell pepper and jalapeno spice notes. Floral and grahite minerality are also present. Palate is more inviting but underripe green notes are still present. This wine is not necessarily faulty, it's just not my cup of tea. I say pair green with green though. Enjoy now through 2020 and a pair with chimichurri beef skewers should be glorious! Tasted May 2016. @sommsosa @bespoketastings
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is a Carmenere lovers Carmenere. Lots of ripe red fruit with underlying fresh cut green pepper( in a good way.) It's full-bodied with medium balanced acidity and a long smoky finish. Good complexity and value for $16. Perfect BBQ hamburger wine or stuffed roasted green peppers.
Tasted: May 2016
Chile's signature red wine grape, Carmenère, gets a dash of Syrah here to add more plushness to the finished wine. Chilean Vintners are exploring the benefits of single-vineyard sites. Queulat was an enchanted city as legend says built in gold in southern Chile, thus the gold Q in the name of this wine. The winery references the magic of snowdrifts for modern day marketing magic. - Community Wine Reviews

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