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2015 Arboleda Carmenere

Aconcagua Valley, CHILE
$19. 99 Bottle
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2022-2023)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Arboleda represents the premium tier from the Eduardo Chadwick family of Caliterra 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'.

Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 10% of which were new. Superb depth of colour displaying an impenetrable black as night core with a very deep bright dark red black hue. Sniffing reveals aromatics of ripe blackcurrants and a hint of liquorice infused with cedary tobacco characters. Traces of dusty earth and spicy dried herbs following on. Elegant yet possessing abundant rich blackcurrant fruit the palate also features nuances of inky liquorice, cedary tobacco infusions, subtle dried herbs and spice. Finishes dry with a youthful restraint and fine grained yet slightly dryish tannins. Long, quite refined aftertaste of blackcurrant, subtle cedary tobacco characters, dried herbs and spice.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc 14%

Other Reviews….
Layered and rich with lots of fruit and a pretty dry finish. Full body, ripe tannins and a firm and focused finish. Bright and pretty. Drink or hold.
92 points
James Suckling