Dark and deep red with violet nuances. On the nose, the wine is very elegant, complex, spice box, blueberries, graphite with hints of cassis and tobacco. It is mouth-filling with ripe underlying tannin, deep, concentrated, with a long aftertaste and distinctive hints of Peumo's Terroir, Graphite loam and mineral nuances. It drinks by self like a modern Bordeaux assemblage, but with the finesse and fruit of the new World.
Enjoy with deer, lamb with spicy sauces and blue cheeses.
By eRoberparker.com, 95 pts
As deeply colored as the 2007 with a similar density and richness. It too will evolve for 5-6 years and will offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2028. This wine is a benchmark for what can be achieved with the Carmenere grape
By Wine & Spirits, 94 pts
Profound in its depth of flavor, ranging from herbs and tart cherries to figs, this is a huge and concentrated carmenère. Still a baby, this needs three years or more in bottle to begin to evolve and show its layers of complexity. Ignacio Recabarren selects this wine from one block (parcel 32) planted in the 1980s on a rocky terrace of the Cachapoal River.
By Wine Spectator, 95 pts
The 2008 Terrunyo Carmin de Peumo Carmenere contains 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Cabernet Franc in its blend while receiving the same elevage as the 2007 cuvee. As deeply colored as the 2007 with a similar density and richness ... It too will evolve for 5-6 years and will offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2028. Both wines are benchmarks for what can be achieved with the Carmenere grape.