Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

Price: $16.99
Item No. 92576
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE90
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

The wine shows a deep ruby color with intense and complex aromas of red fruits, berries, blackberries, cassis and toasty nuances. On the palate, the wine has a good structure and balance, shows tasty fruity flavors with ripe tannins, a medium to full body and a beautiful persistence.

Critical Acclaim

"Showing the rigid tannic structure of the 2005 vintage, this warm and sweetly spiced Cabernet is still unresolved. Give it a couple of years in bottle, or decant it for roast boar."
90 Points

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Sparky G - Simsbury, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/17/2011)
I confess, the Reserve in the title hooked me in. Their are so many superior bottles to buy, that you need to pass on this $16 selection. Try the Columbia Crest 2006 H3, it is way better.
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Learn About Carmen

Carmen, the oldest of the Chilean wine brands, was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named it in honor of his wife. The Claro family acquired the brand in 1985 and began the process of transforming it into a world-class winery. A new winery was completed in 1992, located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, just one hour from Chile's capital city of Santiago. Today, the...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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