2008 Concho y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere Block 27

Year: 2008
Appellation: Rapel Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91
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"Dark cassis, kirsch and plum sauce fruit is framed by fine tannins, which lend a creamy edge to the dark fruit notes and maduro tobacco, wildflower and spicy cedar hints. Drink now through 2017. 8,500 cases made. " (WS)

"The 2008 Terrunyo Carmenere contains 15% Cabernet Sauvignon in its blend. It was sourced from the same site as the 2007 and received the identical elevage. It displays a very similar aromatic and flavor profile as well as a voluptuous body. Like the 2007, it will evolve for several years and offers a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2023. Both vintages are approachable now which is a good thing because readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off these two beauties.

Cocha y Toro is the largest wine producer in Chile as the above list attests. Remarkably, they are also one of the quality leaders and innovators leading the country forward. The Gran Reserva Serie are wines made from a single vineyard meant to display a particular terroir. The Marques de Casa Concha wines are also sourced from single vineyards but exposed to more new oak and a longer elevage. Some of the finest wines produced in Chile, particularly from the Carmenere grape, are being bottled and sold under the Terrunyo label under the direction of veteran winemaker Ignacio Recabarren." (WA)

"Glass-staining ruby. Highly complex bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, incense, vanilla and smoky herbs, with slow-building florality. Sappy and broad, with deep black and blue fruit flavors given spine by juicy acidity. Finishes bright and long, with excellent clarity and lingering spiciness. This wine will drink well young" (IWC)