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89 • Millaman 2011 Estate Reserve, Carménère, Curico Valley $9.95. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate nuts, sesame candy, herbs and craisins with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, chocolate cherry, apple and cedar kissed finish with chewy tannins. (tasted on Jul-29-2013)
89 • Manos Negras 2011 Carménère, Rapel Valley $16.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla nut fudge, spiced cherries and cornichon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy custard and nut brittle finish. Tasty and very table friendly. (tasted on Jul-29-2013)
89 • Sierra Batuco 2011 Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley $11.99. Best Buy.
Smoky aromas of of cedar, nuts, dried berries and pickle with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, potter's clay accented finish. Dry and deliciously balanced for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jul-29-2013)
89 • Locomotora 2011 Sagrada Familia, Carménère, Lontue Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Violet black color. Meaty aromas of bacon and sour cherry tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy berry custard, grilled citrus, and nut accented finish. A tasty sipper, but even better at the table. Try with chili. (tasted on Jul-29-2013)
86 • Arenal 2012 Carmenère, Colchagua Valley $9.95. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Smoky aromas of grilled cherries, chocolate and dark roasted nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pepper, melon and spice accented finish. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
86 • PKNT 2012 Reserve, Carmenere, Rapel Valley $10.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Aromas of Black Forest cake, orange and watermelon candies with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, nougat, cedar and chalk accented finish. (tasted on Jul-29-2013)