It’s been a while since we’ve covered a wine from Chile and don’t quite know why, Miguel Torres Carmenere 2007considering that early on in my discovery of wine, Chilean wines were one of my first loves, which would make sense as I was turned on to wine, in a big way, during the South American insurgence of wine, here in Ontario. Needless, to say, it was great reviewing Miguel Torres’ Cordillera De Los Andes Privada Carmenère, 2007. It reminded me of why so many of my early wine explorations laid in Chile.

Though the Miguel Torres wine is largely based on Carmenère, it is a red blend, with a breakdown of Carmenère 50%, Merlot 35%,  and Petit Verdot at 15%.

On colour, the Miguel Torres Cordillera Carmenère Blend 2007 holds a garnet red hue.  On the nose, scents of plum, spice, and eucalyptus are present.  One the palate, you’ll find that this red blend is extremely smooth, with refined tannins and sumptuous fruit structures holding tastes of plum and dark berries, along with dark chocolate.

This is a fantastic sipping wine that works well on its own, or paired with your lamb and pork dishes.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $19.95.

We gave this wine a score of 4.5 out of 5.