Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Wine SpectatorA rich, well-spiced red, with luscious flavors of tar, licorice and dark plum, supported by ample acidity and firm tannins. Offers a lip-smacking finish of dark chocolate and pepper. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastBerry, olive, spice and herbal aromas are typical of Chilean Cabernet. Scratchy tannins and medium overall weight make for some roughness, while raspberry and red-plum flavors finish herbal and spicy.
Wine AdvocateQuite fruit-driven and clean, the 2012 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon has a mixture of aromatic herbs, ripe berries and some oak-related aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with unnoticeable tannins, a soft texture but a slightly bittersweet finish that detracts from its drinkability. 240,000 bottles.