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2016 Alex Russell Alejandro Carmenere

Region:Riverland , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Alex Russell Wines

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A rare look at this fascinating Bordeaux variety as a solo wine.


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About

Carmenere is a rarely seen variety from Bordeaux said to be the predecessor of Cabernet Sauvignon.

It’s most often times used as a blending variety, in much the same way as Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot are used, to give an aromatic lift to the wine and more complexity in the palate.

Here Alex Russell puts Carmenere up in lights. The 2016 vintage earned itself a Gold Medal at the 2016 Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show. It’s a refined, gloriously fragrant version of the variety flying solo and absolutely worth a look for those interested in trying some more obscure French varieties.

What It Tastes Like

Bright mulberry and violet aromas. It’s got a beautiful sweet perfume. It’s medium bodied and juicy with fine savoury silty tannins which make a nice counter point to the sweet berried fruit. Lovely wine. Plenty to like here.

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