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Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2009

A jammy red, with game, mocha and light underbrush notes accenting the fleshy plum and dark cherry fruit. Full-bodied, featuring a broad, round finish. Drink now. -NW (April 30, 2013)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This muscular red packs a mélange of roasted plum, cassis and macerated wild berry on a full-bodied frame. There’s plenty of fresh acidity and tannic structure, as the long finish unwinds with layers of maduro tobacco and humus, with a grace note of wild flowers. Best from 2014 through 2020. -NW (March 31, 2013)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This is a complex wine and a relatively approachable vintage of Don Melchor. The menthol scents of the Alto Maipo meld with vibrant red fruit, while the toastiness of the oak needs a few years of bottle age to integrate completely. It’s juicy and easy to love right now, yet it’s also layered and compelling, […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Editor’s Choice. Opens with crusty, rock-solid aromas of mineral, shoe polish, herb and dense black fruit. This is a thick but smooth-bodied Cabernet with richness and sweet flavors of blackberry, cassis, fine herbs and brown sugar. Mild tannins, excellent structure and length define the finish. Drink now through 2016. -MS (June, 2012)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This ripe, dense red delivers base notes of humus, mocha and toasty oak supporting the rich cassis, black cherry and dark plum fruit character. There’s fine tannins for support, but this is all rich fruit on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2018. -NW (September, 2012)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Still a touch tight, but dense, focused and layered, with well-integrated structure underneath loam, blackberry, espresso, tobacco and sage notes. The long finish has nice drive, with the loam edge stretching out. This has the poise and balance for cellaring. Drink now through 2017. -JM (Nov. 30, 2010)

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

94+ points. It sports an incipiently complex bouquet of toasty oak, pencil lead, exotic spices, incense, violets, and black currant, and blackberry. Structured and styled much like a classified growth Medoc, it has the balance to evolve for at least 6-8 years. Patience will be required because this tightly wound effort has much more to […]

Date posted: March 29, 2013

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Trivento Malbec 2011 Reserve

Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 – Spring 2013 Edition 10) TIE Trivento Reserve Malbec 2011 – Your New Rich, Spicy and Smooth House Red.  Anyone who says wine under $10 can’t be great needs to give this rich, juicy and spicy Mendoza Malbec a try. And while there’s lots of good Malbec out there, […]

Date posted: March 4, 2013

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