Budget Wine: Chilensis Reserva Carmenere Valle Del Maule Chile 2012

chilensisAn intense nose with that characteristic wild herb aroma note shares the stage with smoke and dusty earth surrounding blackberry fruit. A classic Carmenere.

More black fruit and savory herbs on the medium-to-full bodied palate.  A wine with some intensity and complexity it is quite juicy up front and but shows a rustic aspect developing an astringent finish with sandy tannins and some wood notes.

I wouldn’t recommend it for the smooth and sweet crowd but if you like personality and some toughness in your wine this will satisfy.

Score: 87

Price: $10

Alc: 13.5%

An Iggy Pop wine to be sure:

One comment

  1. As a budget wine, this is decent juice. Costco had it for 6-7 dollars over the past few years. I would not pay 10. And I have no idea how this wine is connected to Iggy Pop–maybe poppy juice but not carmenere.

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