Alluring red purple color with intensive aromas of black fruits and licorice together with spicy notes such as black pepper and cloves, finishing with vanilla and hints of bitter chocolate. The palate is long and refreshing with soft, ripe fruit and a touch of spices.
They wanted the 2017 Armador Carmenere to be a fruit-driven and fresh expression of the grape with limited or no effect from elevage in oak, a blend of grapes from Maipo and Maule with 9% Malbec from 18-year-old vines fermented in stainless steel. It’s indeed a juicy and fruit-driven, straightforward, simple and easy-to-drink Carmenere with good freshness and with no herbal aromas or flavors. They harvested it early but managed to avoid green notes. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018. - Robert Parker 88 Points