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2004 Concha y Toro Carmenere "Terrunyo - Block 27 Peumo Vineyard"

Carmenere

Winery: Concha y Toro

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Terrunyo - Block 27 Peumo Vineyard"

Wine Category: Carmenere

Grape blend: 85% Carménère, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Cachapoal Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $28

Cases produced: 9,700

KWG Score: 94 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: September 11, 2007

Wine Review: I have been searching for a Carménère to distinguish itself from the pack. I found one with this wine. This very dark purple unfiltered wine comes from the Peumo Vineyard which was planted in 1990. This wine opens with a very attractive and expressive bouquet. It expresses spicy plum fruit aroma’s with definite hints of smoke and black olives. On the palate, this wine is smooth and very well balanced. It expresses vibrant and lively strawberry rhubarb like flavors that are intertwined with coffee and beet like flavors as well. There is some nice complexity here. The finish is rather dry and a bit tannic. It lingers for quite some time. The wine would pair perfectly with a hearty beef stew. This very solid wine is good to go now, but would also do well out of the cellar in the next 3 to 5 years. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright, deep red in color; exhibits hints of chocolate, pepper and mineral notes. Tasty and full-bodied, with strong tannins imparting the particular style of this very unique varietal which grows virtually nowhere else. It is an elegant, powerful wine which lingers in the mouth.

Organic status: not organic

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