If you want to know more about Carmenere from Chile, you have to read about the first wine promotion called "Carmenere Adventure 2005 - U.S.A." that will be visiting more than 15 cities along the U.S., so we hope to see you around in the first motorcycle trip from Chile.

CITIES IN THE TOUR:
San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Glandale, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver, Wichita, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, WDC, Cheshire (Connecticut), Boston, Wiscasset (Maine), hasta llegar a New York City.

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just wanted to say that I recently tried casillero del diablo's carmenere, and I think this may be my favorite wine that they make. had all the meaty, peppery jamminess of their cab sav and merlot, but with a unique velvity creaminess that was absolutely fantastic. dunno how much of this is characteristic of the grape, or just c del d in particular. we primarily drink chilean wines here, as there is more selection of them than cali or aussie wines. that's all, just wanted to recommend the ol' devil's cellar carmenere to anyone who hasn't tried it yet.
You're right, VinoMiko.
You can read about it in Hugh Johnson's Wine Guides.

Halfway the nineties, they found out.
Two possibilities: keep it a secret and go on selling it as merlot (until it eventually would turn up) or: launching carmenère as THE Chilian wine grape.

The latter was chosen.
And great wine came of it.
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Originally posted by darthtrumpet:
just wanted to say that I recently tried casillero del diablo's carmenere, and I think this may be my favorite wine that they make. had all the meaty, peppery jamminess of their cab sav and merlot, but with a unique velvity creaminess that was absolutely fantastic. dunno how much of this is characteristic of the grape, or just c del d in particular. we primarily drink chilean wines here, as there is more selection of them than cali or aussie wines. that's all, just wanted to recommend the ol' devil's cellar carmenere to anyone who hasn't tried it yet.


I concur with the devil on this one. Also, if you can find it, check out the Vina Montgras Carmenere. It's a couple bucks more than the Casillero, but also very much worth it.
I recommend you the De Martino Carmenere also.
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Originally posted by redwine&redsox:
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Originally posted by darthtrumpet:
just wanted to say that I recently tried casillero del diablo's carmenere, and I think this may be my favorite wine that they make. had all the meaty, peppery jamminess of their cab sav and merlot, but with a unique velvity creaminess that was absolutely fantastic. dunno how much of this is characteristic of the grape, or just c del d in particular. we primarily drink chilean wines here, as there is more selection of them than cali or aussie wines. that's all, just wanted to recommend the ol' devil's cellar carmenere to anyone who hasn't tried it yet.


I concur with the devil on this one. Also, if you can find it, check out the Vina Montgras Carmenere. It's a couple bucks more than the Casillero, but also very much worth it.
maxmorales@andeswines.com
I told you guys and gals before.
Wanna taste some fine carmenère, try the Anakena Reservado.

We bought 24 bottles last week and we're having like a bottle every other day. Be it that some other fine bottles are laying there begging to be dragged up.

And it's got nothing to do with Cal Merlot, I swear.
I recently posted some TNs on some carmeneres I tasted in London and the Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere was one of them as I recall.

When it's good, there are few better QPRs than carmenere, but it is very difficult, here in Ontario at least, to find a good one.

It also serves well as a blending grape in small quantities in some of the highest rated Chilean wines.
- spo1977. Thanks for following my lead. Just"OK", was it?

- Goffredo, would that be the Terrunyo, as mentioned by bman?

- bman, I expect you to be right. But the Terunyo sells here for over 27 euros, whilst the Anakena is around 7 euros...
Anyway, you made me curious, I'll see wether I can lay my hands on a few bottles of CdT Carmenère and compare.
Hi, Markus.

Sure, the first six bottles we had were delicious (a lot better than the ones we had a couple of years ago). But maybe we had a lesser bottle, it wasn't corket or anything, but "just OK". We've got three boxes left, so I hope it'll be an exception.

TN? Good idea.
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Originally posted by Rik:
spo1977, I opened a bottle from a new box of six Anakenas.
This one was just OK too.


Yeah Rik,
Carmanere, not bad, not great, just ok. Spanish wines are where my interest lies at the moment. Although I would not cross Carmanere off the list for a little change now and then. I will also remember what you said about Merlot of foreign origins.
I'm pretty sure I saw it, and bought it at either the Oddbins on High Holborn and in Soho near Soho Square (forget the street), in case you are in London any time soon. And I'm positive that I didn't spend more than 12 or 14 pounds for it.

I'll try to find my TN sheet and or Visa receipt to confirm though.

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