This Reserva Chilean Carmenere 2012 wine priced at £7.99 boast flavours that are reminiscent of dark chocolate and tobacco. Part of a delicious range made exclusively for Waitrose.
The name ‘Carménère’ is derived from the French word for ‘crimson’, which reflects the deep red colour of the wine, as well as the vibrant shade of the grape’s foliage. As a member of the Cabernet family of grapes, Carménère wines boast red fruit, spice and berry aromas and flavours that are reminiscent of dark chocolate and tobacco.
I have been a fan of Chilean wine for a long time, especially the Reds. The Waitrose Reserva Chilean Carménère, along with other Carménères, has been one of my favourite reds since it was recognised by Chilean wine makers some years ago that some wines which had been classified as Merlots were, in fact, Carménères.
Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol by Volume: 14%
Style: Medium to Full Bodied
I like the Carménères, in particular, with roast meats and also with dishes such as Stews. Apart from that I like, sometimes, to have a glass on its own and in the summer a glass of chilled Carménère can be very pleasant; something which some people will probably frown upon.
This Reserva Chilean Carmenere 2012 can be purchased at Waitrose by following this link http://www.waitrosecellar.com/all-wines/all-countries/south-american-wines/waitrose-reserva-chilean-carmenere