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2008 Concha y Toro Carménère Xplorador

Appellation: Central Valley, Chile

Tasting Notes: 100% Carménère.  13.5% ABV.  Very dark purple. Nose is grape kool ade, smoke, and some jam.  Surprising.  Attack is dark fruit, transitioning to a smokey tobacco, and some spice.  A little disjointed.  Finish trasitions back to fruit jam with a pretty solid structure of tannins.  Pretty smoth, nice mouthfeel.  Better than the nose had me thinking.  A good wine for the price, but just barely good wine.

Rating: 3/5

Price: $9.00 on Snooth, Cellar Tracker has it around $7.50.  Was in a mixed case.

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