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2013 Arboleda Carmenere

Aconcagua Valley, CHILE
$19. 99 Bottle
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2021-2022)
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'.

Elegance meets richness in this medium to full bodied, yet light on its feet Carmenere

An exceptional vintage 2013 was characterized by cooler than normal conditions which allowed the fruit to have a slow and long ripening process. Totally opaque black crimson red colour with a very dark crimson red hue. Aromas of ripe blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice are intermixed with cedary cigar box characters, tobacco and spice. Rich, velvety textured flavours of ripe blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice elegantly weave their way across the palate intermixing with nuances of cedary tobacco characters, faint black olive, earth and spice along the way. Dryish finish. Very fine grained, velvet like tannins are perfectly integrated. Excellent length with a long conclusion of blackcurrant, subtle liquorice, black cherries and spicy cedary tobacco characters.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc 14%

Other Reviews…
A firm and tangy carmenere with dried berry, spice and rose petal character. Full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. It's it solid and tight with pretty fruit. Takes on a stone and mineral character. Aged for 12 months in French oak, all used except for 35%. Drink now.
93 points
James Suckling