Mayu Reserva Carmenère 2009, Elqui Valley Bottle

Cost: $17.95
Grape Variety: Carmenere
Category: Red Wine
Appellation: VINTAGES
Country: Chile
Region: Elqui Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Vina Mayu Limitada
Alcohol: 15.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby with a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: I’m not usually a Carmenere fan because a lot out there is boring. Well this is anything but featuring cedar, bramble fruit pie, tobacco, dried fig, mesquite, spiced apple, peppers (red, black & white), truffles, plums & ripe tamarind. Full body with medium tannins, good acidity & long length.

Negatives: There’s heat coming from the 15% alcohol.

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own as a meal or pair it with venison.

Tasted: 16 June 12

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5/10, Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

LCBO:# 90035