Decanter panel tasting (Jul 2011): Chilean Carmenere - All wines

With no five-star winners and just a handful of fours, the judges were disappointed with the performance of Chile's signature variety. For the most part, the problem seemed to be lack of balance. The wines below achieved 15 points or more.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Bisquertt, La Joya, Reserve Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

Bisquertt Chile The Central Valley 2009

Vina Casa Rivas, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A Chile The Central Valley 2009

Santa Alicia, Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

Santa Alicia Chile The Central Valley 2010

Errazuriz, Single Vineyard Carmenere, Aconcagua Valley

Errazuriz [Panquehue] Chile Aconcagua 2009

Vina la Rosa, La Palma, Reserva Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley

La Rosa [La Palma] Chile The Central Valley 2009

Vina Ventisquero, Grey, Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A Chile The Central Valley 2008

Errazuriz, Estate Carmenere, Aconcagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Falernia, Reserva Carmenere, Elqui Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

In Situ, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Aconcagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Misiones de Rengo, Gran Reserva Cuvee Carmenere, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Undurraga, Sibaris Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Casa Silva, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Los Lingues, Colchagau Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Terranoble, Carmenere Costa CA2, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Casa Silva, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Errazuriz, KAI, Aconcagau Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Tamaya, Reserva Carmenere, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Laroche, Punto Nino Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

De Martino, Legado Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tabali, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Terranoble, Reserva Carmenere, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tierra Alta, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Viu Manent, Viu Manent Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Viu Manent, Secret de Viu Manent, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Concha y Toro, Marques de Casa Concha, Peumo-Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Geo Wines, Chono, Carmenere Reserva, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Koyle, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Undurraga, Candelabro Carmenere-Malbec-Carignan, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Lapostolle, Clos Apalata, Colchagau Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina Chocalan, Carmenere Seleccion, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chilcas Estate, Reserva Carmenere, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Atacama, Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Cono Sur, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tamaya, Carmenere, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina la Rosa, La Capitana, Barrel Reserve Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Maipo, Gran Devocion, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Canepa, Reserva Privada Carmenere, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

De Martino, Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Haras de Pirque, Equus Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina San Pedro, 35 degrees South, Reserve Carmenere, Central Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Siegel, Crucero Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Antiyal, Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Casa Silva, Dona Dominga Gran Reserva Carmenere, Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Tierra del Corazon, Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Falernia, Carmenere-Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Santa Rita, Pehuen, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Concha y Toro, Casillero del Diablo Carmenere, Peumo-Apalta, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

De Martino, Estate Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Gurpegui Muga, Eslabon Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Misiones de Rengo, Carmenere, Central Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Tarapaca, Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Torreon de Paredes, Reserva Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Vina Santa Alicia, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vistamar, Sepia, Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Santa Carolina, Herencia Carmenere, Peumo-Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Santa Carolina, Reserva de Familia Carmenere, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Emiliana, Adobe Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Luis Felipe Edwards, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

MontGras, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Santa Helena, Seleccion del Directorio Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Santa Rita, Gran Hacienda Carmenere, Central Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Sol de Andes, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Tamaya, Winemakers Selection Carmenere, Limari Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Terranoble, Carmenere Andes CA1, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Terranoble, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maule Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Torreon de Paredes, Carmenere, Rengo-Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Undurraga, Founders Collection Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina Casablanca, El Bosque, Winemaker's Choice Carmenere, Rapel Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Vina la Rosa, La Palma Carmenere, Cachapoal Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010