Maipo Valley, Colchagua, Leyda, Maule, San Antonio, Chile

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T.H. Carmenere (Peumo)

2015/2016

Estimated Retail Price $28.99
SKU 231969
Country Chile
Region Cachapoal Valley
Type Red
Varietal Carmenere
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC AB MB

Colour

Intense inky violet.

Aroma

Opens with herbal and spice notes which lead into an intense expression of fresh red fruit and berries with subtle layers of oak, dark chocolate and liquorice.

Flavour

Medium-bodied and well-structured with lively, vibrant acidity which lends it a fresh, juicy mouthfeel with smooth tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled lamb, hearty beef stew, pork sausage, roasted chicken, and rich game meats.

More Info

The grapes come from a specially chosen vineyard in Peumo, on the western side of the Cachapoal Valley, as area known for producing the best Carmenere wines in Chile. The Peumo are in particular enjoys a climate that is quite apt for Carmenere. Its latitude ensures high temperatures throughout much of the grape ripening period but its proximity to the coast also exerts a mild influence, with soft breezes on summer afternoons that enable the grapes to better conserve their acidity, resulting in a wine with fresher flavours and aromas.

93 pts

Descorchados 2018

2015 -

92 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Mar/2018

2015 -

"One sniff gives this away as real-deal Carmenère, meaning it’s spicy, foxy and fruity, but also herbal and piquant. A deep, firm palate is well cushioned and in balance. This pours on dark flavors of peppery blackberry prior to a toasty finish. If any wine captures the essence of Peumo Carmenère, this is it. Drink through 2022."

91 pts

James Suckling, May/2017

2015 -

"A fresh and fruity wine with hints of sweet basil, plum and blackberry. Full body, lovely fruit. Drink now."

93 pts

Wine & Spirits Magazine, Feb/2017

2014 -

"Profound and tensely structured, this is a serious take on carmenere. Winemaker Rafael Urrejola seeks out intriguing combinations of site and variety for his T.H. wines, in this case, the gravelly clay terraces of the Cachapoal River in Peumo, where carmenere produces some of the most long-lived reds of Chile. This wine is intense and complex, with layers of earth, clove, herbs and blackberry, a carmenère to cellar for five years or more."

 

91 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Jun/2017

2014 -

"Tight-grained oak, vanilla, graphite, plum and cassis aromas are attractive as a whole. This feels good but a bit tartaric and scratchy. Ripe black-fruit flavors are pure Peumo, while touches of licorice and chocolate add to the fun. A saturated finish tastes of blackberry, black currant and peppery spice. Drink through 2022."

93 pts

Wine & Spirits Magazine, Jun/2016

2013 -

"From the alluvial and clay soils of Peumo, this wine represents a new wave of carmenère. It has its share of the variety’s herbal scents, along with notes of ripe red fruit and spice. Then it feels tense, with a firm net of tannins and acidity, surrounded by rich notes of raspberries and bell pepper."

 

International Wine Challenge 2014

2011 -

Silver Medal