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Concha Y Toro - Terrunyo Carmenere Block 27 Peumo Vineyard 2011


  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Rapel Valley
  • Wine Maker: Ignacio Recabarren
  • Grape: Carmenere
  • Grape Percentage: 85% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2016
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WA: 92 (2011) VS: 91 (2012) WS: 89 (2010) JS: 93 (2011) WE: 91 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Bright. Dark and deep red with violet nuances. Very elegant, complex, strong character of Carmenere, red ripe fruit, spicy with hints of tobacco. Great structure, mouth-filling, sour chocolate, sweet tannins, powerful and concentrated. Dense, oily with lots of fruit giving a long finish.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)92 pts

he 2011 Terrunyo Carmenere is from the Peumo appellation within the Cachapoal Valley, spiced up with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto. It’s an ultra-dark, almost black-colored wine with a very showy nose of mint, raspberry leaves, creme de cassis, dark chocolate and a mineral, graphite, crushed rock feeling. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with glossy, saturated, grassy tannins with low-ish acidity. I had a preview of the 2013, which will have a small percentage (two or three) of carbonic maceration with only five months of oak versus the 13 months of this 2011, so the wine feels much fresher, in a completely new style. I’m really looking forward to tasting the 2013 once it’s bottled, which should happen in a couple of months. 9,000 cases of 12 bottles produced. A powerful, ripe Carmenere that should age well in bottle at a very good price for the quality. Drink 2015-2020.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)91 pts

Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, with suave floral and Indian spice overtones. Juicy and focused, offering intense boysenberry and candied violet flavors that become sweeter with air. Closes on a smoky note, with excellent clarity and lift and supple tannins that move in slowly. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator (2010)89 pts

Web Only 2014 - Shows good density and structure to the red berry, roiboos tea and dark currant flavors, supported by ample acidity. Juicy midpalate, with a crisp finish that echoes with dark chocolate and spice details.

James Suckling (2011)93 pts

This is very luxurious in style with graphite, lead pencil and violet character. Full body, with silky tannins that show wonderful texture and length. It's closed now but will give so much more in two or three years.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)91 pts

Electric purple in color, it conveys wiry aromas of wet dog, green herbs and berry fruits. The palate is loud and clacky, with a jumpy overall feel and an overriding sense of youth. Boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry flavors come with undertones of green herbs and licorice, while the finish is aggressive and moderately complex. Drink through 2019.

Vinification Notes

Aged for 19 months in french oak barrels, (New 70% and 1 year old use 30%).