Bodegas Carchelo C 2009

Red Blends from Jumilla, Spain

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Item No. 106977
  • W&S91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense and full purple red color.

Aroma: Expressive, richness in fruit, blackberries, modern fruit driven.

Good structure, mouth filling, powerful, black fruit from Monastrell, juicy and refreshing Tempranillo with spiciness from Cabernet Sauvignon.

Critical Acclaim

"This starts with a smooth impression of ripe fig before fresher red fruit scents reveal the wine's tension. If you open it now, you'll need lamb to tame its rustic young tannins. But the sweet fruit and crunchy acidity will sustain it as those tannins mature in the cellar - probably at its best in four or five years."
91 Points

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Rating:
(2/8/2011)
Wow!! This wine has a beautiful deep purple color. A big nose that reveals a massive amount fresh fruit. The taste reveals an abundance of cherry, plum, black cherry, and strawberry. The tannins fill your palate and are sustained throughout and for a long time after. These tannins are young and extremely firm. I enjoyed this tonight, but think it could use a few years laying on the rack.
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Learn About Bodegas Carchelo

Bodegas Carchelo dates from the early 1980s and pioneering efforts to modernize viticulture in what had been a backwater viticultural region. Founding partner Juan Sierva's nearly 700 acres of prime vineyards are widely distributed in the region, at widely varying altitudes and exposures. Varieties grown feature Monastrell (in France Mourvèdre, both ungrafted head-pruned and wire-trained vineyards) plus Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Learn About Jumilla

(hue-MILL-ah) Created as a DO in 1966, Jumilla has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few decades. The new generation of wines have caused the region to blossom and exports have increased. The region itself is nicely settled in Southwest Spain, somewhat inland, between La Mancha and the Mediterranean sea, creating a good grape-growing climate. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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