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2011 Arboleda Carmenere

Colchagua Valley, CHILE
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2018-2019)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

'Arboleda' represents the premium tier from the Eduardo Chadwick family of wines. Carmenere is capable of producing bold, flavoursome yet balanced and complex wines. Those from the Caliterra stable are stylistically similar, each sharing a complexing dried leaf / tobacco characteristic that overlays the spicy, ripe fruit notes. It's an unmistakable and unique combination that's prompted critics internationally to conclude of Chilean Carmenère: 'When they're good, there's really nothing else quite like it'.

A wine of Tremendous richness and character that make’s it a benchmark in the Value for Money stakes.

Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new. Superb totally opaque inky black crimson colour with dark crimson red purple hue. The nose displays a perfumed bouquet of ripe blackcurrant and dark to black cherries followed by some cedary tobacco like qualities, a hint of earth and spice. The palate boasts outstanding richness and concentration with mouthfilling flavours of perfectly ripened blackcurrant intermixed with some black cherries and a touch of liquorice followed by some tobacco like characters, cedar and spice. Excellent fine grained tannin integration which provides a solid architecture. Plenty of depth with long ripe blackcurrant, cedary tobacco and spice aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years (2018-2019).
Alc 14.0%