Boston Wine Expo 2000
Veramonte Merlot Alto de Casablanca
'98 -- Plum and green chile pepper
aromas, with good plum fruit. Round and very pleasant to drink, but a
bit simple. A pretty good restaurant wine.
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon Alto de
Casablanca '98 -- Plum and bell pepper
aromas lead to powerful plum-fruit-dominated flavors. Good tannic
grip, but the tannins are smooth. Big and muscular, and offers good
Veramonte Primus Alto de Casablanca
'97 -- Made from 95% Carmenère,
a grape which was once widely grown in Bordeaux, but has largely
disappeared from that region. It has been planted fairly widely in
Chile, where it was often mistaken for (and is still sometimes sold
as) Merlot. A big, complex nose, with plum and green chile pepper
aromas, along with vanilla and spice. Lush plum, black cherry
flavors, with a good framework of spicy oak and tannin. A very
interesting and enjoyable wine.
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