2012 Gaucho Andino Maule Valley Carmenere, Chile $4.99

Silverdale, WA    13.5% alc.    (Purchased on 5/14/14)

IMG_1496Clear medium garnet; lots of red fruit in the nose…raspberry, cherry and tart red plum.  In the mouth it’s tangy underripe raspberry, some cranberry, pie cherry, black and green peppercorn and a certain menthol mintiness in the flavors.  Fairly high acidity and medium tannins that show particularly in the finish.  Not a complex wine by any means, but tasty enough for burgers and simple faire…and a decent summer red.

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About lim13

31 years in mid-management in the retail liquor and wine industry; retired since 2005. Long-time wine collector, wine educator, and in the past, a wine writer, who also enjoys playing guitar and singing, clogging, and cooking. Volunteer with the local Humane Society and Cancer Society.

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