budget friendly estate bottled spain

Bodegas Carchelo “C” 2010


On a frigid wintery night with temperatures well below zero degrees, my sister and I fancied a concentrated, spicy bottle to lend us some warmth. Perusing thru my racks, we decided that Bodegas Carchelo “C” 2010 would be a great companion to an evening of blankets on the couch, Netflix and comfort food.Bodegas Carchelo was founded in the early 1980’s with a vision to modernize viticulture in an area that had lain stagnant for quite some time. Today there are nearly 700 acres of vineyards that stretch across the Jumilla region, with varying altitudes, exposures and soil composition. The estate only uses half of the grapes they produce in order to allow for strict selection of grapes for high quality wines.

Deep violet with crimson highlights, after decanting for about 15 minutes aromas of rich blueberry, minerals and warm cinnamon radiated from the glass. Jammy blueberry, black current and cherry fruits were underscored by velvety tannins in the full body. Spicy black pepper and earthy minerals were joined by dense raisin notes in the lengthy finish. Big and bold, this is an easy drinking glass popping with jammy fruit and dark spice.

40% Monastrell, 40% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate Bottled
14% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2015

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