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Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
2006 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Devilicious Red
Feb 24, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is an amazing red wine I first came across at Target, of all places.  A delicious wine to either pair with a meal or as a stand alone glass.  Great fruit flavors in this bottle.  I would be willing to bet that you will not be disappointed when you try this!
Gary T.
Gary T.
2006 - Santa Rita Carmenere 120
good value
Sep 30, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Holley J.
Holley J.
2002 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Fun and Inexpensive
Jun 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
I liked this value wine form Chile, it's a grape varietal that I don't often drink but it's not that widely available either.  Good cherry and anise flavors roll down the tongue, but the finish is a little bit chewy for my tastes.  Overall a good value.
James W.
James W.
2002 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Good Rep
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Yes, it perhaps is SLIGHTLY overoaked, but I really really dont mind when theres just so much balance between chocolate, blackcurrant, raspberry, vanilla, and a tiny bit of pepper, in a seductive, creamy, stately package. Well made. For an excellent representation of Chile- seek this wine out.
James W.
James W.
2005 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Enjoyed
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a different style than previous vintages.  Lots of vanilla oak, dark chocolate, and dark dark fruit on the nose. The same on the pallet with some firm tannins. Fairly well-balanced but could use some more complexity. Tasty though.
James W.
James W.
2004 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Better but tight
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Same problem as before - This wine needs a couple hours of exposure to O2. Really nice dark chocolate, cigar box, and stately oak. The wood is exquisite... Oh, to bathe in that barrel for a year or two, or even an hour... free of all my cares...
James W.
James W.
2003 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
Oak dominated
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star

OK for everyday table wine. LET HER BREATHE! Give it a rest, or decant before serving. Aggressive peat-like nose gives way to all kinds of interesting tannins. Oak prominent though not tyrannical, smokey, dried fruits neither floral nor sweet.

Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2005 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Casillero del Diablo Reserve
Change of Pace
May 23, 2008
1 star 1 star
I like that this is a wine that most people haven't had and you probably don't see that often, what I don't like is the over oaked and dirt flavors that dominate the wine.  Cherries are still there and some nice anise action on the backend, but otherwise its just ok. 
Gerhard B.
Gerhard B.
2006 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Casillero del Diablo Reserve
Vegetal and oaky
May 14, 2008
1 star

First night. Bitter (can you spell OAK MONSTER!), not much fruit flavor. Great color though.
Second night. Slightly more fruit flavor, but still super oaky.
Fifth night. Bottled sat on the counter for three more nights (corked but not evacuated). Bitterness has receded a little bit, allowing the fruit to come through. I'm just noticing how hot this wine is (or seems). This could be a solid value if it were more balanced. Maybe in 6 months. Right now, I would not buy again--even at the Trader Joe's price of $6.99.

John N.
John N.
2005 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Casillero del Diablo Reserve
Distinctive and tasty
May 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I like this wine. Wonderful tastes -- smokey, chocolate, not spicey like a cdr. Reading tastng notes here and there,  I suspect people had some bad bottles, possibly not that uncommon for an inexpensive wine. So far, each bottle I have had has been very enjoyable.
Ann R.
Ann R.
2004 - Santa Laura Laura Hartwig Carmenere
The taste of Chile...literally.
Apr 27, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Wine people talk about "terroir" the taste of a specific region, coming through in the wine.  This Carmenere has the taste of the Rapel Valley.  I find this wine quite extraordinary. The bouquet is a little spicy. The rich medium-bodied wine is full of interesting flavors, cocoa, truffle, and on the finish, mint!  This wine is still rather mellow, and would pair well with red meats, mushroom dishes, or a robust cheese. 
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.
2003 - Concha y Toro Carmenere Terrunyo
chile
Apr 25, 2008
1 star 1 star
1st sip nothing much but dark berries. So I decanted it for 2 hrs. Perfect pairing w/ Spiced Moroccan Beef w/ Polenta (white truffle oil). Nose of berries, anise and vanilla w/an oily texture. 2nd day, a bit boring w/Beef stroganoff.
Terry G.
Terry G.
2005 - Casa Silva Carmenere
Almost elegant
Dec 14, 2007
1 star 1 star 1 star
Smooth and reserved, slightly musky with a hint of pepper. Very laid-back wine, a bit more punch and I would call it "elegant".

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