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.