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WINE REVIEW: Cona Sur 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Syrah. Chile ($13)


by Andrew Chalk


Two things in the wine world worth knowing are Chile, and Carménère.


Chile is the South American country with boundless oenological opportunity and a lot to be proud of right now. Carménère is a grape with Bordeaux origins that has excelled in Chile’s verdant Valle Centrale. This bargain-priced example is a good way to get a feel for each.


It is a straightforward wine that is fairly priced. Quaff or pair with red meat. Barbecued brisket would be a good choice.


Appearance: Opaque ark ruby with blackberry hints;


Nose: Pyrazines, cassis, meatiness;


Palate: Fruit forward, strawberries, raspberries. Timid tannins. Little oak. Simple.




Sample.


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