J. Bouchon Carmenere 2005

Carmenere from Chile, South America

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Item No. 105380
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.5%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This Carmenere is made from carefully selected grapes from the estate vineyards. Produced in limited quantities this wine stands out for its aromatic and round fruit flavor, spicy notes and its elegant and smooth style.

In the mouth it is intense concentrated and elegant. It is round with a powerful body and soft tannins. It presents notes of chocolate, tobacco and ripe black fruits. It has pleasant spicy notes at the end. Spicy notes like, green pepper, clove and tobacco, in combination with ripe fruits like cherry and dark plumb, with hints of red pepper.

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Learn About J. Bouchon

J. Bouchon's history goes back to 1892 when Emile Bouchon, a native of Bordeaux arrived in Chile and settled down in the Maule Valley, south of Santiago. Now under the ownership of Bordeaux trained enologist Julio Bouchon, J. Bouchon's holdings include 60 year old vines.

Minimal irrigation and hand harvested berry selection translates into high quality and deep color and flavors.

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 Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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