(2011 Vintage) Its rich aroma mingles red fruit and a subtle nuance of spices. On the palate, its soft, savory tannins are balanced by its lush fruit and spice characteristics. A sensational well rounded and lingering wine, resulting in a rich, smooth finish.
The 2009 Carmenere Medalla Real is nicely framed by its oak. Aromas of pain grille, graphite, dark chocolate, plum, and blackberry are followed by a medium- to full-bodied, layered, full-flavored wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years at which point it could well merit an outstanding rating. As is, it is an outstanding value. Score - 89. (Jay Miller, erobertparker.com, Feb. 2012)
Not to dry. A lite cab
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/98
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/99