Panilonco Carmenere

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Santa Marta Vineyard, Viñedos Errazuriz Ovale 34° 23' 11.9832" S, 71° 44' 18.3876" W

A decent red, a bit too tannic.


More on the grape at wikipedia, and via

"Per quaffability “Carmenere is more obscure than the fifth Beatle. The sixth grape of the famed five Bordeaux varietals, usually compared to Petit Verdot for the sturdy qualities it adds to Cabernet blends, Carmenere is not even grown in Bordeaux anymore. It does have a new home in Chile, where it’s blended into Cabernet and also bottled solo on occasion and noted for its smoky/earthy flavor profiles."

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