Panilonco Reserve Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

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Originally a Bordeaux blending grape, Carménère was transplanted to Chile in the 19th century, where it was mistaken for Merlot until the 1990s. All of which is more interesting than this particular wine. What you get is an unpleasant combination of gasoline, pine, and mint aromas and tastes. On the finish, every corner of your tongue is coated with a swamp-like nastiness. Not worth drinking.