2014 Carmenere

2014 Carmenère

4.40 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)

$42.00 $31.50

SKU: 45. Categories: , .

Product Description

Deeply coloured, dense, firm & brooding.  Decant for an hour and it opens up into a violet-perfumed, intensely flavoured wine with hints of black plums and chocolate.  Finishes warm & super satisfying.  Still very young, this Carmenère will develop into something spectacular in the next few years, a great cellaring wine. One of only two of its kind in New Zealand to date.

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5 reviews for 2014 Carmenère

  1. Bob Campbell
    5 out of 5


    “A youthful ruby colour of average intensity. Supple wine with red berry, violets, baked earth, wild herb, leather and spice. An austere, restrained version of the variety, this wine will develop well and benefit from decanting in its youth to soften the tannins and expose flavour complexity.”

    Vintage 2008

  2. Sue Courtney, Wine Writer, Rodney Times
    5 out of 5


    “Ransom Carmenère 2008 is a succulent wine with juicy red fruits, hints of violets, tannins the texture of suede and a very dry yet majestic finish. Sensational to match to lamb shanks.”

    Vintage 2005

  3. Michael Cooper
    5 out of 5


    “Now virtually extinct in France, carmenere was once widely grown in Bordeaux and still is in Chile. Grown near Warkworth, north of Auckland, this medium-bodied wine is drinking well now, with good depth of red-berry, plum and spice flavoursm and leathery, savoury notes adding complexity.”

    Vintage 2006

  4. Michael Cooper, Buyers Guide to NZ Wines
    4 out of 5


    Estate grown at Matakana, the 2010 is clearly a top vintage – boldly coloured and fleshy, with fine-grained tannins and concentrated blackcurrant, plum and nut flavours.

    Vintage 2010

  5. 3 out of 5


    Medium and darker red fruits lead the bouquet with blackberry and plum; plenty of brown spices from the toasty oak input, softer herb notes, but not invasive and a mild herbaceous layer. On the palate – dry with medium tannins and medium acidity; the herbaceous layer is now distinctive and competes with the red fruits for attention; still has the darker and lighter red fruits in play; dry finish with medium length; balanced and well made. Easy choice with food.

    Vintage 2011

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