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- Warren - 07-22-2004 09:52 PM

What experience have members had with Carmenere and what are their comments/ recommendations?

- Thomas - 07-23-2004 05:57 AM


If you drink Bordeaux (of lesser status) you might have gotten small amounts of carmenere in your wine. But it really is a mostly Chilean delight--sometimes.

I have tasted a few and find that, in general, they have been similar to Merlot but with a little more tannin. None, however, were good enough for me to want to spend more than $12 or so on a bottle.

- winescom - 08-03-2011 05:00 PM

There is now a video all about Carmenere on the Blog

You can watch it <a href="">HERE!</a>

- Kcwhippet - 08-04-2011 12:11 AM

Seven years later, Andrew??? Really???

- TheEngineer - 08-04-2011 12:23 AM

And I thought we had a new poster!!!! Smile

- Thomas - 08-04-2011 01:32 PM

Comeonhere Carmenere...

- TheEngineer - 08-04-2011 08:38 PM

Is that not a Christmas choir song????

- andrawes76 - 08-05-2011 03:37 AM

WInescom is not me... and my name isn't Andrew, you know its Archibald

- andrawes76 - 08-05-2011 03:39 AM

BTW Thomas, I must say that I agree with you tons, but here I disagree. I think Carmenere is a delightful varietal, smooth and creamy. What I like about it is mostly related to texture vs. complexity but its a very easy wine to drink and I think it would certainly appeal to novices. Just MHO

- Thomas - 08-05-2011 02:42 PM


The wonderful thing about wine is that, although grape varieties and varietal wines have a certain unique signature, the winemaking process can either stay out of the way of, enhance or ruin that signature. It's up to the buyer to decide which of the three possibilities is appealing.

Mostly, back when this post was new, the Carmeneres I was tasting from Chile weren't exactly to my liking. But I admit to not having tasted many since, so maybe you have found a few that fit the profile that you describe.

Since 2004, I have come to view every wine as a separate entity, and I have been trying not to make anymore blanket statements about a varietal wine like the one I made for this thread while in my youth Wink

- hotwine - 08-05-2011 03:09 PM

Those that I've had were Third World and all tasted like cooked Merlot. Not interested.

- Winefinder - 02-24-2012 12:02 AM

Ditto and garnished with black pepper