Tesco, Finest Carmenère, Peumo, Cachapoal Valley, Chile 2018
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 22 Sep 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2022
Carmenère can be a bit mean and green, but this one (with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon) is quite the opposite. Made by wine giant Concha y Toro, it's generous and smooth, full of creamy bramble fruit, pencil shavings and fresh menthol and vanilla notes from the oak, plus bright acidity.