Millaman Limited Reserve Carmenère 2017Regular price £18.95
Deep ruby red, it has aromas of ripe blackberries, plums with a subtle spicy touch, all framed by an elegant touch of cedar from the well integrated oak ageing. Mature and juicy with subtle notes that give character to this classic Carmenère. Mature tannins give it structure and texture for a persistent finish.
Region: Valle de Curicó
KWV Mentors Limited Edition Carmenere 2017Regular price £39.95
Seriously special wine from talented young South African winemaker Izele Van Blerk. Only 1300 bottles produced! Full-bodied red with notes of fresh raspberry, cumin and green peppercorn with hints of plum and vanilla. It is fresh and lively with soft integrated tannins; and on the palate, the wine is voluptuous and infinitely well balanced. Limited Edition of note!!
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Winemaker Izele Van Blerk has a BSc degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Stellenbosch and began working at KWV in 2009. Twelve years on and she is heading up the winemaking team for this premium, multi-award winning range The Mentors.
Ventisquero Grey Glacier Carmenere 2017Regular price £15.95
Roasted coffee and cassis aromas. Rich and chocolately palate with notes of mint. Silky tannins and a long, easy finish.
Region: Maipo Valley
Grapes: 100% Carmenere
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Apalta 2017Regular price £22.95
Intense, ripe plum, blackberry and damson with a sprinkle of pepper. Wondeful balance between fruit and oak flavour. Silky smooth tannins, but still has great structure and a lasting finish.
Region: Colchagua Valley
Caballo Loco 17Regular price £39.95
The 'Crazy Horse' as it is called is one of the icon wines of Chile. You would be crazy not to try this wine!
Intense and aromatic nose and palate of dark cherries, cassis, espresso with elegant underlying sweet cooking spices. Full-bodied, with an elegant lingering finish.
Region: Central Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere, Merlot
One of Chile’s top wines, Caballo Loco is named after one of Valdivieso’s previous winemakers Jorge Coderch, who created the Cabollo Loco over 17 years ago, a winemaker who was long referred to as ‘the crazy horse’. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere and Merlot, the wine is created using a solera system, similar to that found in the production of Sherry. This simple but effective process produces a series of non-vintage wines, where at least 50% of the blend has come from the previous Caballo Loco. Following the barrel maturation of the current vintage/edition, it’s then blended with the previous edition. The new edition complete, 50% is then bottled and 50% goes back into the solera system for use in the next ‘crazy horse’. This interesting process enables Valdivieso to create a complex wine with unique characteristics for each edition, characteristics only achievable from adding aged wine to the blend.
Drinking window now until at least 2026.