Carmin de Peumo is a dark and deep red with violet nuances. Elegant and complex with a great deal of black fruit; plums and blackberries with hints of gooseberries and tobacco. Well-structured, filling, bitter chocolate, sweet tannins, vigorous and concentrated. Thick with an oily texture, its rich fruity base ends in a long finish.
Wine Spectator 91 points - This dark, racy red displays an extra dimension to the slowly unfolding kirsch, plum sauce and cassis flavors, with maduro tobacco, grilled rosemary and espresso bean notes. Well-focused and fine-tuned through the long finish. Drink now through 2016. 1,500 cases made.-NW
(Oct 15 2012)
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2008 Carmin de Puemo is a blend of 90% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc raised in 90% new French oak for 17 months. It has a well-defined espresso and tobacco scented nose that develops a floral note in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, sappy tannins and crisp acidity, the new oak lending a silky veneer to the finish that does not quite deliver the complexity I was hoping for. Drink 2013-2020. (Dec 2012)