Concha y Toro
2008 Carmin de Peumo Carmenere
Carmenere •Peumo Vineyard
Chile: Cachapoal Valley
El mejor de todos
Today’s Concha y Toro 2008 Carmin de Peumo Carmenere is one of the best wines that we’ve ever featured. That’s really saying something, as we’ve featured nearly five thousand wines during these last eight years!
This wine is incredibly rich, bold and flavor-packed. It is also a very balanced and elegant wine. We purchased every last case in the country - but these cases that we do have left will not last the day, so please hurry. It is not often that you can get your hands on such a great wine at savings this deep. Why such a great deal? Why not raise the selling price? Because we love you, dear operative!
Happy Super Spy Sunday to you! Enjoy this really extraordinary wine…
Here’s what the mainstream wine press had to say about this wine:
“An amazing Carmenere that took two days for me to realize how incredible it was! The wine kept getting better and better as it aerated. The exotic and super-rich 2008 Concha y Toro Carmin de Peumo Carmenere dances onto the palate in a way that few ultra-rich wines can; shows blueberries and raspberries on the palate; the wine’s silkiness is just amazing. One of the best wines I have tasted in the last six months.” 96 points Wilfred Wong - wine critic June 1, 2015
“The 2008 Terrunyo Carmin de Peumo Carmenere contains 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Cabernet Franc in its blend while receiving the same elevage as the 2007 Cuvee. As deeply colored as the 2007 with a similar density and richness … It too will evolve for 5-6 years and will offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2028. Both wines are benchmarks for what can be achieved with the Carmenere grape. “ - 95 points - Wine Spectator
“Price aside, this is a fine, ready to drink, full-bodied Carmenère with earth, cola, tree bark, cherry and cassis aromas. It’s full and a touch soft in the mouth, with easy tannins and bold flavors of blackberry, herbs, bitter chocolate and leather. On the finish, it’s peppery tasting and mildly herbal. Drink now through 2016.” - 91 points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (7/1/2013)
Inky dark garnet with a foreboding opaque core. Skinny, tightly-spaced legs meander slowly down the glass after a good swirl.
Bold black plum, blackberry, blueberry and cassis, balanced against toasted sweet tobacco, cigar box, dark spice, toasted oak, pencil shavings, dried meats, black licorice and river rock.
Leads with a sweet and slightly savory reduction of dark plum, blueberry and blackberry, followed by darkly toasted oak, roasted tobacco, cigar box, exotic spice, cocoa dust, graphite and slate minerals.
Elegant and extraordinarily long, with flavors that just hang on the palate forever.
Enjoy with braised short ribs or a Catalan bean and sausage stew with mint, paprika, tomatoes, and Chorizo.
What the Winery Says
- Chile, Cachapoal Valley
- Peumo Vineyard in Rapel Valley, Chile.
- 86% Carmenere
- 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon (70% Pirque Viejo – 30% Puente Alto)
- 6.5% Cabernet Franc
- Harvest date
- mid-late May.
- 18 months and 12 additional months in bottle
- New, medium toasted French oak