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89 • Arenal 2012 Carmenere, Colchagua Valley $10. Best Buy.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of chalk, chocolate, nougat, and cherry-raspberry compote with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a creamy vanilla, spice, and cedar accented finish. A very tasty everyday sipper or burger wine. (tasted on Feb-10-2014)
88 • PKNT 2013 Reserve, Carmenere, Maule Valley $10.99. Best Buy.
Rich violet color. Aromas of blueberry chutney, eucalyptus, and peppery spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a menthol-mint, blood orange, and nut accented finish with fine tannins. A lovely, flavorful sipper. (tasted on Feb-10-2014)
86 • Teillery 2012 Carmenere, Maipo Valley $12.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet violet color. Interesting aromas of baker's chocolate, baked berries, roasted chestnuts, and carrot with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy grilled cherry and charcoal accented finish. A solid bbq wine. (tasted on Feb-10-2014)