Casa Silva's take on high-end, expensive Carmenère is solid but not what you'd call a home run at nearly $50. Like 95% of Chile's varietal Carmenère wines, it's herbal on the nose, with aromas of baked beans, bell pepper, smoked meat and stewed berries. The palate is dark and roasted, with cola and herbal plum flavors. Seems bitter and dark on the finish, and overall it's a bull among calves. Super strong and driving.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.