Weekly reports from the JamesSuckling.com team described the wine as an excellent exponent of the Carmenere variety.
James Suckling‘s tasting panel conducted over 500 tastings of wines from more than ten countries at the end of May. However, as the article clarifies, Chile and its production variety stood out.
What did JamesSuckling.com say about Carmenere de Peumo?
“Another of the top carmeneres that we rated, the Concha y Toro Carmenere Peumo Carmin de Peumo 2019, comes from a man better known as “Mr. Carmenere” to his colleagues, Marcio Ramirez. His passion for the varietal runs deep.
“I think carmenere has a lot of untapped potential, as long as it stays on the path of searching for its own identity,” Ramirez said in an email. “In the past, we tried to produce a more ‘universal’ style, but I think we have worked enough with the varietal and have enough maturity to be able to show it just as it is without feeling embarrassed by it or self-conscious.”
The Carmin de Peumo 2019 is beautifully rendered with aromas that you expect from a top carmenere – sweet tobacco leaves, red chili pepper, currants, dark chocolate, cigar box and a delicate touch of spice. The juicy palate with silky and immaculate tannins in a medium to full body delivers a coherent mouthfeel, making it immediately enjoyable.”
If you want to know more, you can read the full report here.