Valle Hermoso, Carmenere 2014, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Situated in the Central Valle, just South of Santiago, Valle Hermoso is owned by Luis Felipe Edwards, one of the great names of the Chilean wine world. Vinas Luis Felipe Edwards dates back to 1976 and today is still family owned. They produce wines in most of the best terroirs in the country and have been awarded the Sommelier Awards New World Producer of the year in 2016.
We really loved this Carmenere! Clearly a more approachable Carmenere than some of the more European styles we tasted, we found this to be everything we wanted from Chile: warmth, intensity, richness and approachability. Rich dark fruit notes, chocolate and coffee aromas and a slight spiciness. Rich but balanced; we could be sipping on this wine till the early hours after a good barbecue party.