Concha y Toro, Peumo (Cachapoal Valley, Chile) Carménère “Marquis de Casa Concha” 2020

($22, Eagle Peak Estates):  Carménère, a grape once mistaken for Merlot in Chile, often displays an alluring, slightly herbal component.  A hint of that character peeks through the quite ripe — 14.5 percent stated alcohol — profile of this one.  A perception of sweetness accompanies its ripe dark fruit character.  A suave texture makes dense wine easy to sip as an aperitif type wine.
88 Michael Apstein Jun 21, 2022