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Axel

Axel
2014 Carmenère, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: .03%
Sustainable Agriculture
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
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'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Chilean Carmenère

Axel
2014 Carmenère, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: .03%
Bright violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, olives, currant chutney, and clay and leather with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long delicate spice, chocolate mint, and forest floor finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A sumptuous and supple Old World styled Carmenère for all occasions.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts, olives, currant chutney, and clay and leather
Taste Flavor: delicate spice, chocolate mint, and forest floor
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Rack of Baby Lamb, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sumptuous and supple Old World styled Carmenère for all occasions.
The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
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Carmenère
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Carmenère is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Chile. It was originally thought to be Merlot that was brought over from Bordeaux in the 19th century, but in the mid-1990s, research proved it was not Merlot, but indeed Carmenère, which had been thought of as extinct.

Top examples originate from the warm Maipo and Colchagua valleys in Chile; the wines are medium- to medium-full in body and offer red cherry fruit along with distinct pepper, tobacco and brown spice aromas and flavors. While early versions were rather bitter, recent examples have displayed great balance and refinement.

Enjoy Carmenère between three to seven years after the vintage date in most cases. The wines pair well with most red meats and are especially enjoyable with heartier fare, such as grilled meats and game.
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