Top Value Carmenères Available in Canada
The best carmenères from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards
Full competition results from the Wine Access 2012 International Value Wine Awards are available here.
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This was my favourite of the carmenère finalists – a classic in the sense that it has notable savoury, cedary character that is a bit reminiscent of Bordeaux. But is also filled out with perfectly ripened blackcurrant and spice. From estate-grown grapes late-harvested in early May, winemaker Joana Pereira has fashioned a full, dense, yet elegant wine. It has a firm finish and excellent length. There is a pleasant sense of restraint and dryness, without austerity.