Luis Felipe Edwards Family Selection Gran Reserva Carmenere 2010, Colchagua valley, Chile
Tasted April 2013
Appearance - clear and bright deep purple hue with a few thick tears.
Nose - clean, developing pungent aromas with pronounced intensity. Exudes a deep, ripe and alluring green bell pepper note, lots of blackcurrant, some blackberry and dark cocoa notes,
Palate - dry, smoothly integrated medium plus acidity, medium plus fine grained, spicy tannins, medium plus body and alcohol. Medium plus intensity flavours of ripe black fruit notes of blackcurrant, ripe green bell pepper, some pungent black pepper, dark chocolate tones and some creamy vanilla. Very enjoyable long length.
Conclusions (16,75/20) - Very good quality wine showing its origin, very tasty and spicy, fruit is ripe and sweet. Enters the palate smoothly but than shows some racy structure with spicy tannins cutting trough some of the richness. Nice aromatic intensity followed by a flavoursome palate with a balanced long length. Good value, can drink now but shows some ageing potential and will hold nicely for the next 5 years, but very drinkable right away, I like the grainy tannins begging for some juicy steak.