Wise Wine Review:

Asunto de Vino Central Valley Chile Carmenere 2007
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Taste Score = 7.5/10 Points
Cost Score = 9.5/10 Points
Overall Score = 8.25/10 Points (Additional stats below)



It takes a region of character to make a wine that is memorable. Nestled between the Andes to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Cachapoal Valley in central Chile is a great example of such a setting. Known for its full-bodied wines, and perfect weather for the growth of excellent quality grapes, Asunto de Vino leverages this terrain to create their wines to be shared with the rest of the world.



As the 'Wine Whore', it is only fitting that I should have an �Affair with Wine�. As part of my affair, today I am enjoying the tasty Chilean Carmenere selection from Asunto de Vino!


So how does it taste?
Only one way to find out... Let's get down to drinkin'!

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Wine Geek Vintage Info:
"Tasting Notes - A unique Chilean wine, that is almost black in colour, with hints of exotic spices and a long velvety finish. Soft plum and berry fruit flavours define this smooth easy drinking wine.

Cellaring Potential - An easy drinking wine designed for immediate enjoyment and will also age for several years.

Suggested Food - Ideal with Texmex or spicy foods. Also goes well with hard cheeses or pan fried chicken."


Stats:
Producer: Asunto de Vino
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Carmenere
Appellation: Central Valley Chile
Residual Sugar: N/A
TA: N/A
pH: N/A
Production: N/A
Alcohol %:
Aging: N/A
Cost: ~$12/bottle


Wine Whore Score:


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Let's take a closer look...


To the eye:
Plum playfully peeking out from behind a massively dark ruby.



To the nose:
Juicy cherries and strawberries piled in a bowl and topped with black pepper.



On the tongue:
Soft velvety finish waves goodbye to plum and berries seasoned with a hint of spice.


For only $12, I am crazy about this Carmenere!


Cheers!



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7 comments:

Joeshico said...

Only tried Carmenere once and was not impressed. Looks like I'll have to give it another try.

The Wine Whore said...

I'd be curious to know what you think of this one... for the price it wasn't bad, even held up okay on day two.

Cheers!

joeshico said...

I am finding that most reds hold up very well and most are smoother on day 2.

Hampers said...

Nice blog. Enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

The Wine Whore said...

Joe- Very true! I am very surprised by how many actually taste better on day 2. I'll have to keep experimenting. :)

Hampers - Thank you for enjoying the site!

Cheers!

Eric and Jeff said...

We're reviewing this, it's our first carmenere and we're very impresssed. Beautiful flavors and such a smooth and velvety finish. We enjoyed your review and we'll check back often.

Cheers,
Eric and Jeff
www.heywinenot.com

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Eric and Jeff,

This is a great value carmenere. I like how it is nice and smooth like you said!

Thank you for enjoying my review... I look forward to comparing notes! :)

Cheers!

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