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 Advocate 95 points - The 2008 Terrunyo Carmin de Peumo Carmenere contains 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Cabernet Franc in its blend while receiving the same elevage as the 2007 cuvee. As deeply colored as the 2007 with a similar density and richness, it does not quite possess that wine’s body and power but that is a minor quibble. It too will evolve for 5-6 years and will offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2028. Both wines are benchmarks for what can be achieved with the Carmenere grape. (Feb 2012)