Following on from the recent Three Wine Men Summer Tastings, we’ve heard from Oz Clarke telling us how much he enjoyed the Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 during the events.
He described the Apalta wine as: ‘A rich, meaty, dark wine, black-hearted but friendly, with a chewy, dusty edge from the Carignan.’
Pleased you enjoyed it Oz!
In a nutshell: A fireside red that fizzes and crackles with bold ripe fruit.
The producer: Founded in 1850, Carmen was Chile’s first wine producer – and the key thing about being a pioneer is that you get to work out which are best areas before anyone else; the result is that Carmen possesses vineyards in some of Chile’s finest winegrowing areas. They were also the first producer in Chile to specialise in organic grapes, and among the first to produce premium Chilean wines.
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