Escudo Rojo Reserva - Maipo Valley, Chile - Carmenere 2018
Carmine red with a purple tint. Powerful and complex with intense, forward fruit, the nose opens on black plum and blackberry aromas mingled with notes of spice.
The wine has a very good attack, good substance and balanced concentration and acidity, with very round, silky and fine tannins offering a velvety mouthfeel. The mid-palate reveals intense black fruit and blackberry flavors together with attractive black pepper and mocha notes, building to a long, powerful and complex finish typical of Colchagua Valley Carmenere.
James Suckling 92 - A great introduction to Chile’s signature grape. Deep black-fruit aromas with some spice and just a hint of red bell pepper. The full, velvety body is brimming with ripe tannins. Slightly bitter but fun.